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Food shelves worried

September 19, 2013

FAIRMONT — Local food shelves have already seen a steady increase in demand, but if a federal Farm Bill that includes funding for food stamps and other nutrition programs is not passed by the end of......

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han420

Sep-19-13 6:25 AM

As of October 1 all able-bodied adults without dependents (ABWD) between the ages of 18-50 can only receive SNAP benefits for 3 months within a 3 year time frame unless they are working 80 hours a month or are enrolled in Human Services training programs. This is from a letter from Human Services. This will push people to food banks.

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Thinking

Sep-19-13 7:30 AM

I agree with the wildthing that the farm bill has become to large. The problem with food stamps is to many people abuse them. Ask anyone who checks out food at a gas station or grocery store. Candy bars, energy drinks, water, beef jerky, malts. Are these things that food stamps should be used for? I don't think that is what it was started for some time ago.

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TruthbeKnown

Sep-19-13 8:41 AM

The problem with the farm bill is that the govt picks up 62 percent of the premiums for crop insurance, pays all the administrative costs and insures a 10 percent profit margin to the crop insurance companies for a total 81 percent govt and 19 percent farmer. Why can't it be self-insured like all other insurance? Remember less government has to be the answer.

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blue5011

Sep-20-13 12:59 AM

han420 says: "As of October 1 all able-bodied adults without dependents (ABWD) between the ages of 18-50 can only receive SNAP benefits for 3 months within a 3 year time frame unless they are working 80 hours a month or are enrolled in Human Services training programs."

Gee, that is too bad these "able-bodied adults" have to "WORK" for a living, like the other 99 percent of the public... Tell me, what will they do when there is no "food shelf"?

I suppose they can always go to a grade school, since we give away many meals right there everyday, or "Meals on Wheels", or the Senior Center...

Show me one starving American and I will buy them a balanced meal for a month...

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blue5011

Sep-20-13 1:00 AM

"Show me one starving American and I will buy them a balanced meal for a month..."

And I don't want to see them at Kwik Trip buying pet food, cigarettes or lottery tickets.

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