FFN’s program expands from farmers’ markets into grocery stores
When customers use federal food assistance benefits to purchase fruits and vegetables at participating Detroit grocery stores, they’ll get matching Double Up Food Bucks to spend on more Michigan-grown produce. Learn more.
Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit that works at the intersection of food systems, sustainability and social equity to guarantee access to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food, especially in underserved communities.
The Agriculture Act of 2014 provides more resources to urban and rural farmers and the development of healthy regional food systems than any Farm Bill in history.
No piece of legislation can make everyone happy and the 2014 Farm Bill is no exception. Right after it passed, critics on the right and the left were firing fast, but now that the dust has cleared, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting and less well-known provisions in the bill that can be useful for building resilient and responsive food economies.
Calm reigns in the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, and it’s now the civil servants who are harried and sleep deprived as the tumbleweed of activity rolls down Capitol Hill to the Department of Agriculture headquarters on the National Mall.
Recently, representatives from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the US Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury joined representatives from various community projects from around the country to discuss how to increase healthy food access to communities in need. The event included representatives from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Food Research and Action Center, Policy Link, and the Fair Food Network.