2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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

Item 88 #1s

Item 88 #1s

Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of

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"L.  The Commissioner shall further examine if the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund of Specialty Crops Grants or other grant or incentive programs might help address some of the recommendations of the Food Desert Taskforce Study, conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, to create market opportunities for farmers while decreasing the lack of available fresh food in areas identified by USDA as "food insecure or food desert"."

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