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Fresh Food Bill Cosponsors Needed

In March, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) introduced H.R. 4971, the Greening Food Deserts Act, to help increase local agricultural production and fresh food availability in U.S. communities known as “food deserts” because of their limited access to affordable and nutritious food.

The bill looks at problems such as outsourcing and rising costs of transporting food over long distances as well as positive trends such as the recent increase in new farms that have begun smaller, less consolidated operations and th