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February 13, 2018      5:21 PM

Food box proposal from Trump finds its foes

The Farm Bureau is cautious: “While there are some frustrations with the budget – and taking fruits and vegetables out of SNAP would fit this view – we also are very mindful that Congress will write the budget”

The Trump administration has proposed replacing a portion of food stamps with “harvest boxes,” with the irony being that little in the box would come from a fresh harvest.

The idea of replacing a portion of benefits with a Blue Apron-style box has been generally panned today by the media and advocates. Budget director Mick Mulvaney said the idea of a “food box” program came directly from the US Department of Agriculture.

By Kimberly Reeves

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