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Fixing SNAP Won't Be a Snap
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri May 3, 2013 06:32 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas made a point last week to praise his home state for signing a new law reaffirming that Oklahoma would not seek waivers from the 1996 federal welfare reforms when it comes to getting food stamps.

Oklahoma's law states able-bodied adults, under age 50, have to either be working or in a job-training program to collect benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- what in the past was called food stamps. Lucas, a Republican, stated he was pleased Oklahoma was taking a stand by not trying to get a waiver from ...

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