From Civil Eats: Farmers Markets are Beloved, but the Government May Cut Their Funding

Photo credit: Civil Eats

A recent Civil Eats article about Farmers Market Promotion Program has raised concerns from members about the likely fate of of the program. The article correctly points out that the Presidential Budget for FY2018 that came out back in May proposed eliminating funding for that program, but fails to mention that the House Agriculture Appropriations Committee included full funding in their proposal, and that the Agriculture Appropriations Committee has the greater weight in the final outcome. That is not to say that the future of the Farmers Market Promotion Program is completely secure. This is why legislators have introduced The Local Food and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act and the Urban Agriculture Production Act, which both contain key provisions to support the program.

Read the article, Farmers Markets are Beloved, but the Government May Cut Their Funding by Civil Eats HERE.