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Congress is working on a farm bill and SNAP legislation. SNAP is the program better known as food stamps.
In June 2009, Levy County had 6,383 recipients of food aid, about 16 percent of the county's population. Those who were under 125 percent of poverty level in Levy at the time: 8,885 making up 23.5 of the county's population. This data come from a New York Times article done in November 2009 and recently republished by the Food Research and Action Center.