Farmers’ Market SNAP Crisis Gets ‘Emergency Support,’ But No Long-term Fix

by Hugh Merwin

A nonprofit group will use its own funds to temporarily extend a payment platform that allows SNAP recipients to buy food at thousands of farmers’ markets across the country. In a statement, the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs announced that it can fund the system for 30 days. The new deadline to fix a looming crisis will come at the end of August.