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Nutrition Assistance in Farmers Markets: Understanding Current Operations

The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking innovative ways to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) participants’ access to fresh produce by increasing the number of farmers markets and direct marketing farmers authorized to accept SNAP benefits. This study describes how farmers markets and direct marketing farmers operate and their perceive d benefits and barriers to accepting SNAP.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
The Evolution of SNAP Modernization Initiatives in Five States

In response to rising caseloads and limited resources, States have sought to reduce administrative costs while maintaining or
increasing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The changes States have made are commonly referred to as modernization, not privatization. Modernization decisions are influenced by a variety of factors that vary by State. This report presents in-depth case studies in five States with modernization initiatives in place between July 2000 and
February 2012 to describe their experiences, assess potential impacts, and identify key lessons learned.