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Expenditures for USDA’s food assistance programs fall in 2014

Expenditures for USDA’s food assistance programs fall in 2014
Federal expenditures for USDA’s 15 food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $103.6 billion in fiscal 2013—a 5-percent drop from the previous year and the first decrease since 2000. The decrease was driven largely by an 8-percent decline in expenditures for USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Lower SNAP expenditures reflected a decrease in both participation and average benefits per person.

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Last updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015

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