(Washington, DC)  --  West Virginians will see a 36-million dollar cut in food stamp benefits.   The cuts went into effect Friday when a federal government program sliced benefits as increases made during the height of the economic crisis expired.  The Pew Charitable Trusts says nearly 350 thousand people are expected to receive food stamps in the state next year with the average estimated benefits for a family of four falling by 36 dollars a month nationally.