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Senator Sherrod Brown Introduces Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act

Thank Senator Brown Today for Standing Up for Ohio's Family Farmers!

This week, Senator Brown (D-OH) re-introduced the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (LFFJA) for inclusion in the Farm Bill this year. This bill promotes growth in local and regional food systems by expanding market access for farmers and ranchers and providing research and training in areas that support farm entrepreneur success.

Enter your zip code in the box provided below to send a thank you message to Senator Brown.

Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) re-introduced the bill in the House. Representatives Marcy Kaptur and Marcia Fudge from Ohio have co-sponsored the bill. Enter your zip code below to find out if you also live in their district to send a thank you note to them as well.


 


The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act includes provisions in seven different titles of the Farm Bill, including proposals that address crop insurance, credit, nutrition, rural development, research and extension, horticulture, and livestock.  Many of the bill’s provisions were included in either or both the Senate-passed and House Agriculture Committee-passed Farm Bills in 2012.

The bill also invests in several important sustainable agriculture programs that were left stranded and without funding by the 2008 Farm Bill extension passed earlier this year, including the Farmers Market Promotion Program, National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program, and Value-Added Producer Grants.

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The success of our policy work relies on OEFFA's dedicated members, who are leading the way to strong and healthy local food systems. For more information about OEFFA's policy work or to get involved, contact mackenzie@oeffa.org or (614) 421-2022 Ext. 208.

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