NATIONAL EBT PROGRAM GETS BOOST

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- As the Senate Agriculture Committee opened its debate last week on reforming the $25 billion food stamp program, nationwide implementation of an electronics benefits transfer system got a boost from the Food Marketing Institute and the White House.EBT has been proposed as a means to reduce fraud and simplify access to the program, which feeds one out of 10 Americans. Tim Hammonds,

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- As the Senate Agriculture Committee opened its debate last week on reforming the $25 billion food stamp program, nationwide implementation of an electronics benefits transfer system got a boost from the Food Marketing Institute and the White House.

EBT has been proposed as a means to reduce fraud and simplify access to the program, which feeds one out of 10 Americans. Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute, said that if

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