Anti-hunger advocates and USDA at odds over increasing food stamp benefits for America's poorest

As the nation fights the coronavirus, anti-hunger advocates are in a battle of their own with the U.S. Department of Agriculture over food stamp benefits for the poorest Americans.Advocates charge that the USDA, which administers the program, will be temporarily boosting allotments for better-off recipients but not for the neediest — the result, they contend, of the agency’s misreading of language in a new law that disburses emergency funds during the latter part of April.According to the USDA’s interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, some 60% of the nearly 40 million Am...


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