Food stamp cuts go into effect
WASHINGTON - Food stamp benefits are set to drop today for more than 47 million Americans.
A temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus that boosts food stamp dollars will no longer be available.
The Department of Children and Family Services says the cuts will impact some 388,000 households in Louisiana. A family of four will lose anywhere from $11 to $49 a month.
Congress has begun negotiations on further cuts to the program.