2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dance
Food Desert Taskforce Recommendations (language only)

Item 88 #1h

Item 88 #1h

Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of

Page 73, after line 17, insert:
"L.  The Commissioner shall further examine if the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, Specialty Crops Grants, or other grant or incentive programs might be used to help address some of the recommendations of the Food Desert Taskforce Study conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension.  The intent is  to create market opportunities for Virginia farmers while decreasing the lack of available fresh food in areas identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as "food insecure or food deserts".

(This amendment implements a recommendation of the Food Desert Taskforce Study.)