Food stamps and ice cream shaping farm bill in Congress

May 17, 2013
In The News
Rep. Bob Gibbs, a Republican agriculture committee member from Ohio’s Holmes County, said that SNAP funding has increased 260 percent over the last ten years and the program has “become ripe for fraud and abuse. I continue to support the neediest families receiving SNAP support, and under the proposed plan they still will be able to do just that,” Gibbs said. “What we are targeting is the abuse of the program and anyone who ignores this fact is hurting the families who need and utilize SNAP for its intended purpose.”