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The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–food stamps–has now topped 46,000,000 for 36 straight months, according to new data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

From September 2011 through August 2014, the latest month for which data is available, the number of persons participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has exceeded 46 million.