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In carrot vs stick approach, carrot winning in SC food stamp program

In the carrot vs. stick approach for improving the impact of the food stamp program, the carrot appears to be winning in South Carolina.

A pilot program approved by the state Legislature last year to double the value of food stamps used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets is expected to be up and running this summer. Meanwhile, federal officials have yet to respond to the state Department of Social Services’ waiver request to allow a pilot program that would require food stamp recipients in three counties to prove they are working or looking for jobs before they get benefits. Read more here.

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