Food Stamp Enrollment Lowest Since 2010

Food stamp usage in the U.S. has dipped below 40 million for the first time in eight years, according to the latest numbers form the USDA.

Sam Adolphsen, a senior fellow with the Foundation for Government Accountability, credits the Trump economy combined with more states adopting a work-requirement to receive food stamps.

"We still however, have a record number of able-bodied adults on the program, nearly 20 million, that's almost half of people on food stamps who are able-bodied adults," he says.

Adolphsen says Texas has become a model state to ween people off government benefits.

"Texas requires able-bodied adults with no kids to work 20 hours a week, and they also are one of the very few states who asks able-bodied parents to do some work or job training in order to get the benefit."

He's hopeful Congress will expand work requirements nationwide in the latest farm bill.

"This is a great opportunity to reinstate the work requirement and we absolutely should ask the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to put work requirements back in the food stamp program."

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