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Iowa Farmers Union Backs Legal Effort Challenging SNAP Rule Changes

Statewide Iowa — Iowa is -not- among the 15 states that have joined the lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s new rules putting further restrictions on SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Iowa Farmers Union President Aaron Lehman says his group supports the litigation.

The rules call for stricter work requirements for those receiving SNAP benefits. Lehman says they want the court to issue a ruling forcing the USDA to rewrite the regulation.

Lehman says most of those who’ve been getting SNAP assistance are in dire economic circumstances.

Reports say the rule changes would deny food stamps to nearly 700,000 SNAP recipients.

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