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Expansion of wireless communications brings credit cards, food stamps to farmers' markets

publication date: Apr 1, 2004
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Food stamp recipients lost access to most farmers’ markets during the 1990s, when USDA phased out the use of paper coupons and switched to a debit card system known as Electronic Benefit Transfer. EBT required food sellers to swipe the food stamp debit cards,but most open-air farmers’ markets weren’t able to provide the phone line and credit card terminal required.



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