State to preserve benefits for food stamp users

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – There is relief for the thousands of western New Yorkers who rely on food stamps. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will step in and preserve almost a half billion dollars in benefits that would otherwise be cut by the new federal farm bill.

The bill was expected to slash benefits by an average of $127 a month, per household. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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