The Local FARMS Act

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The Local Food and Regional Market Supply Act

(S. 1947 / H.R. 3941)

The Local Food and Regional Market Supply (Local FARMS) Act of 2017, introduced on October 4, 2017 by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and Sean Maloney (D-NY), will support the continued expansion of new market opportunities for American family farmers by:

  • Helping farmers reach new markets through outreach, cost-share, and technical assistance programs
  • Increasing access to fresh, healthy, local food among low-income groups and communities in need
  • Developing new and strengthening existing infrastructure that connects producers to consumers

The Local FARMS Act is a priority for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition because the bill recognizes the vast, untapped potential in our farming and food producing communities and offers ways to transform that potential into economic prosperity. The Local FARMS Act means opportunity for our family farmers, as well as increased access to fresh, healthy foods for American families.

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