“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.