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September 9, 2010

SNAP Cards now work at Farmers Markets

North Dakotans who receive supplemental nutrition assistance, what used to be called food stamps, can now use their benefits at certain farmers markets, including those in Hazen and Beulah.

Skyline Ranch Produce of Hensler is one of nine North Dakota farmers market vendors taking part in a pilot program to let Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients use their benefits to buy locally grown produce. The pilot program is a joint effort of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

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