TEXAS RETAILERS HOPE SURVEY LIGHTS WAY TO EBT-BASED WIC

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas retailers are hoping a government-funded survey set to be released this month will recommend a way to move Women, Infants and Children benefits to an electronic benefits transfer program.The survey, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will determine the expense and feasibility of converting Texas' current paper-based WIC system to EBT, state and federal officials

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas retailers are hoping a government-funded survey set to be released this month will recommend a way to move Women, Infants and Children benefits to an electronic benefits transfer program.

The survey, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will determine the expense and feasibility of converting Texas' current paper-based WIC system to EBT, state and federal officials said.

Officials said converting the very complex WIC program to electronic

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