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Exciting New Small Farms Bill Could Change the Face of Local Eats

Exciting New Small Farms Bill Could Change the Face of Local Eats

*Create a new crop insurance program tailored to the needs of organic farmers and diversified farmers who grow a wide variety of crops and can’t easily access traditional crop insurance. *Require USDA to keep doing traditional seed research, not just on genetically modified seeds. *Eliminate existing penalties for production of fruits and vegetables on land previously dedicated to row-crops. *Invest in critical infrastructure that would enable farmers and food-businesses to aggregate, store and distribute their products. *Enable SNAP recipients to purchase locally grown food by helping farmers and direct sales markets acquire the technology necessary to accept electronic benefits *Increase food safety training and technical assistance resources for small and mid-sized farming operations as well as to small slaughterhouses. *Reduce barriers to institutional purchasing, bett...

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