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Why SNAP benefits aren’t keeping up with rising food costs

Season 2024 Episode 148 | 6m 43s

The five-year farm bill is working its way through Congress, and one major sticking point this year is funding for the federal program that helps low-income people buy food. An analysis by the Urban Institute found that SNAP benefits in 2023 did not cover the rising cost of groceries in 98 percent of U.S. counties. Ali Rogin speaks with Urban Institute senior fellow Elaine Waxman to learn more.

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