NATSO Urges Agriculture Department to Revise SNAP Rule

NATSO told the Department of Agriculture that its recently proposed rule regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will negatively impact travel plazas that redeem SNAP benefits, and their customers, and should be substantially revised before it is finalized. In comments filed May 18 with the Department of Agriculture, NATSO said the agency has gone too far with its proposal and that if finalized it would effectively prohibit smaller format retailers from participating in SNAP, and thereby harm the SNAP beneficiaries that it is trying to help.

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