Government Shutdown Would Ripple Across US – From Farmers To Impoverished Families

Agency says SNAP and WIC benefits good through October

  • With the potential for a partial federal government shutdown looming this weekend, officials across the states are bracing for possible impact.
  • A series of spending measures to keep various sectors of the federal government funded is tied up in Washington D.C. with a Democrat-controlled Senate at odds with a Republican-controlled House.
  • While Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies are set for October, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned what a shutdown could mean to nearly 168,000 beneficiaries of the federally-funded Women, Infants and Children nutrition program in Illinois.
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