Take a look at the link below to read a bit about a bill proposed by Maine’s Chellie Pingree (D-ME) that attempts to change the nation’s food policy by supporting local and regional farmers.
The bill, known as the Local Farm, Food, and Jobs Act, contains some elements intended to improve the distribution systems used by these smaller farmers. But it has other items as well, including an attempt to make it easier for food stamps to be redeemed at farmers markets.
Of course we need to read the fine print and consider the political intent, etc., etc. …But it seems like there are some great ideas here, and it should be interesting to see where it goes. “Bill to Support Farms”