Oppose Cuts to SNAP and Address Barriers Facing New Farmers in Farm Bill Print E-mail

 

Category:  Agriculture and Food

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: (Print or attach your resolution here. Be concise. Use everyday language.)

 

Our congressional delgation must oppose cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and work to address barriers facing new farmers in the upcoming Farm Bill.  We must keep farming and nutrition policies linked together.

 
You may add a brief explanation or your two or three strongest supportive points here.

 

Whereas:  1.  Farmers are critical for a healthy food supply and economy, but face many challenges. 

 

Mean farm incomes are currently negative. (1) With an average age of 60, there are also huge obstacles

 

facing new farmers including access to capital and land. (2)

 

 

2.  In 2015, over a half a million people in Minnesota were food insecure, meaning they didn’t know where

they would get their next meal. 

 

 

 

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