Ness County Kansas http://hppr.org en Food Stamp Glimpse: Kansas History and Puzzling Present http://hppr.org/post/food-stamp-glimpse-kansas-history-and-puzzling-present <p></p><p>Ness County, Kansas, has less than 3 people per square mile and is rich in oil, yet enrollment in the food stamp program is up 480 percent according to a recent <strong><a href="http://www.kansas.com/2013/08/31/2975486/the-fury-over-food-stamp-reform.html">Wichita Eagle article</a></strong>.&nbsp; The increase is not unique to Ness County.&nbsp; In 2008, national food stamps cost $34.6 billion, and last year that total was $75 billion.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 21060 at http://hppr.org Food Stamp Glimpse: Kansas History and Puzzling Present