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The status of SNAP at farmers markets

publication date: Jan 1, 2014
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SNAPThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has been seeking ways to increase the use of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the “food stamp” program) at farmers markets. The goal is twofold: to give food assistance program participants greater access to fresh produce, and to increase income to farmers. With fewer than half the nation’s 7,800-some farmers markets accepting SNAP benefits, USDA has offered new incentives to markets and directly to farmers.

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