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.

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