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Food stamp benefits to decrease

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WYMT)-
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will soon be getting less money.

Officials with the Agriculture Department say a family of four receiving food stamps will receive 36 dollars less a month. That is because a temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus expires on Friday.

The cost of the food stamp program swelled since the recession, it now costs nearly 80 billion dollars a year.


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