Eliminate Grants for Local Food Businesses
(H. Amdt. 212 to H.R. 1947)
Date:June 20, 2013
Issue:Supporting Small Family Farmers—Not Big Ag: Strengthening Local Food and Farm Businesses
156 votes for
269 votes against
The Right Vote Was a No Vote
The Farmers’ Market and Local Food Promotion Program increases both opportunities for farmer-to-consumer businesses and access to healthy food for local communities. This amendment would have eliminated this program, which just the year before had helped expand markets in 40 states and U.S. territories.
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