Nebraska took the most aggressive action anywhere in the country, ending the emergency benefits four months into the pandemic in July 2020.
"Shopping trips were as much about stress and shame and scrutiny as they were about buying food."
The Biden administration has headed off an across-the-board food benefit reduction like the one that took effect in 2013.
The average monthly per-person food stamp benefits will rise from $121 to $157.
Several changes to food and disability benefits are included among the dozens of regulations lined up.
Trump pursued a series of disability and food benefit cuts without congressional input. Biden could stop them the same way.
COVID-19 changed the national food supply chain, and Rep. Chellie Pingree is hopeful that lawmakers are ready to help local farms, not just Big Agriculture.
More and more people can use SNAP benefits to buy groceries online.
A federal judge said this is no time to start kicking thousands of people off benefits.
The USDA said states already have enough flexibility to waive the new rule in light of the coronavirus outbreak.