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How Does the SNAP Bill Debate in Washington Affect West Virginia Families?

July 19, 2013

West Virginia Public Broadcasting РAccording to statistics from 2010 provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, all three of the state’s U.S. House Congressional districts see nearly double digits in the percentage of families who receive SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, benefits. However, proposed changes to a key piece of legislation in Washington known as the federal Farm Bill could mean a decrease in those benefits and the number of families who qualify. Read