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Increases in spending for USDA’s food assistance programs slow

Federal expenditures for USDA’s 15 food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $108.9 billion in fiscal 2013—a 2-percent increase from the previous fiscal year and the smallest in percentage terms since fiscal 2000. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) accounted for 73 percent of food assistance spending in 2013. After more than doubling over fiscal years 2008 to 2011, expenditures for SNAP increased by only 2 percent in fiscal 2013.

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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