Solutions for Food Access and New Farmers Are Underfunded Print E-mail


Category:  Agriculture and Food




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

Our governor and state legislature must prioritize investments in food and agriculture.  Solutions for food access and new farmers are currently underfunded including the Good Food Access Program Farm to School and Early Care Initiatives, and technical assistance for Minnesota's farmers who want to increase local selling and purchasing.


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1. When farmers struggle, food access challenges worsen for all Minnesotans. Over 340,000 Minnesotans already face

income, distance and transportation barriers to healthy, affordable foods. 

2. Solutions exist, but the current share of MN’s state operating budget for agriculture and environment is woefully inadequate at

only 1%.[3]





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