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Published June 27, 2011, 05:22 AM

Food stamp program hits efficiency record

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department says that the food stamp program has reached its highest level of efficiency in history, but also announced a proposed rule to stop beneficiaries from “water dumping” — buying beverages that require a container deposit and immediately dumping out the contents only to return the container and receive the deposit credit in cash.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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