FOOD MERCHANTS: PROTECT STAMP PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The presidents of the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association and the Food Marketing Institute told a House panel they favored turning over the food stamp program to the states, as long as it remains designated for nutrition.NAWGA president John R. Block and FMI president Tim Hammonds said they wanted to ensure that the food stamp portion of a grant specifically earmarked

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The presidents of the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association and the Food Marketing Institute told a House panel they favored turning over the food stamp program to the states, as long as it remains designated for nutrition.

NAWGA president John R. Block and FMI president Tim Hammonds said they wanted to ensure that the food stamp portion of a grant specifically earmarked for food stamp coupons or the electronic benefits transfer system -- rather than lum

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