Problems with company that services SNAP EBT cards blamed for failures

“Several southeast Louisiana residents reported to WDSU that their SNAP EBT cards were not working Saturday…However, the department says there was a problem related to the company that maintains SNAP EBT card service for the state of Louisiana. They identified that company as Xerox.”
Also in MS:
(and of course, in more than a dozen more states)

What should be striking to markets is the reality that it takes a government shutdown for media to notice the problems with one of the three companies controlling 100% of the states SNAP sales.