https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2019/01/11/federal-shutdown-iowa-snap-food-assistance-government-dmarc

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CLOSE. You hear it all the time, but do you know what SNAP is? Here are 6 things you should know about the program that started during the Great Depression. CONNECT LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE. State and local officials are scrambling to figure out how to feed about 335,000 Iowans who face the loss of millions of dollars in food assistance as the federal government shutdown enters a fourth week on Saturday. The Iowa Department of Human Services says it's working on contingency plans, but officials could offer no details about what's being considered to cover all or part of the $38 million Iowans receive monthly through the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, if federal funding stops. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Tuesday his agency had found a way to ensure residents get benefits through February, but had no immediate plan for providing assistance in Marc... Full story

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