Feeding the needy

Some have rushed to judgment that Agriculture got just a little below $51,000,000.00 to upgrade the AG’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) computer system, down from the $245 million in the original House bill. But a closer look reveals that The government didnt miss the mark as some think here.

The largest portion of of Agricultures stimulus bucks will go toward nutrition programs, with $20 billion to provide an increase in food stamps for over 30 million families, $399 million for the WIC (Women, Infants and Children’s Program),, $153 million for EFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) and $300 Million for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),

Portions of this much needed infusion of cash will go toward system modernization of state agency systems….Its just good to see government putting the “horse before the cart”, especially for the folks that really need it.

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