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Shutdown to Slim Down 95 Percent of USDA Office Overseeing Food Stamps

The government office overseeing the nation’s food stamp program will slim down 95 percent of its operations by the fifth day of the government shutdown, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) documents outlining shutdown contingency plans.

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The Nine Biggest Takedowns of Food Stamp Fraud in 2018

Trump administration officials have been making efforts throughout the year to keep people from relying on food stamps and other forms of welfare, but they have also made strides in taking down criminals committing food stamp fraud for financial gain.

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, two Indiana stores were permanently disqualified from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program in 2017. In both cases, federal documents showed store personnel were caught exchanging Indiana SNAP benefits for cash.

Trump Administration Tightens Use of SNAP Work Requirement Waivers

The Trump administration announced Thursday it would provide additional restrictions on states’ use of waivers to get out of a requirement mandating able-bodied food stamp recipients to work to receive benefits for more than three months.

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Kethia Dorelus a social worker with the Cooperative Feeding Program displays a Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food on February 10, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Recent statistics show that nationwide, one in seven Americans receives help from the Federal government …

$4 Billion in SNAP Money Went to Improper Food Stamp Payments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent a total of $4 billion on improper food stamp payments to those receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the USDA confirmed with Breitbart News on Friday.

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2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump

More than 2.2 million people have discontinued their participation in food stamps during President Trump’s first full year in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment.

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WIC Welfare Participation Hits 17-Year Low

Participation in the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) welfare program hit a 17-year low in 2017, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Food Stamp Program Costs Hit Seven-Year Low

The amount of money the federal government spends on the food stamp program has hit a seven-year low, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data outlining the cost of the food stamp program.

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Five Trump-Era Food Stamp Facts Everyone Should Hear

Food stamp usage under the Trump administration has taken a nosedive at both the state and national levels, thanks to federal and state policies giving people incentives to choose work over welfare.

A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago September 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Nearly 1.5 Million Fewer Americans on Food Stamps Under Trump

Nearly 1.5 million Americans dropped off the food stamp rolls since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics on food stamp enrollment.