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Ag Department to crack down on food-stamp fraud




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September 26, 2012 | 2988 views | Post a comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Grange cheered the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) enhanced efforts to fight food-stamp fraud. According to an Aug. 14 National Grange press release, the Grange reacted to the Aug. 9 announcement by Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon, in which he said new measures allow the department to impose strict financial sanctions on retailers that defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Association Program (SNAP) and supply resources, such as databases, to states to ensure the benefits of the program go to the intended individuals. . . .

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