Food-Stamp Cuts in Farm Bill Won't Affect Texas

The massive farm bill that President Obama is expected to sign on Friday cuts $8.6 billion in food-stamp benefits over a decade, but Texas recipients won’t be affected.

That’s because the cuts target programs in about 15 states that increase food-stamp benefits  — formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — to offset the cost of heating recipients’ homes. Texas is not among these so-called “heat and eat” states.

“The farm bill’s change to those rules shouldn’t affect people getting SNAP in Texas,” said Stephanie Goodman, a spokeswoman for the Texas Health and Human Services ...

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