USDA Boosts Funding for Food Stamps

President Obama has signed annual budgetary legislation providing $121 billion in fiscal 2010 appropriations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies.

WASHINGTON — President Obama has signed annual budgetary legislation providing $121 billion in fiscal 2010 appropriations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies.

Approximately 80% of the appropriations, or $100 billion, will be invested in food stamps and school nutrition programs. The budget for the food stamp program was increased by $4 billion, to more than $58 billion. School nutrition program funding w

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