Senator Kiki Curls sponsors bill to establish a Missouri senior farmers’ market nutrition program
Posted On: April 19, 2018
“Legislation that would establish a Missouri senior farmers’ market nutrition program is expected to head to the House floor in Jefferson City.
‘It will increase the availability of more nutritious food for our seniors, increase the profitability of our local farmers and help to strengthen our local economies,’ Curls testified Tuesday.The House Agriculture Policy Committee voted last week to approve the bill, which is sponsored by State Sen. Kiki Curls, D-Kansas City.
Curls’ legislation would require the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) to apply for a federal grant to provide low-income seniors with vouchers that could be exchanged for eligible food at farmers’ markets and roadside stands.”
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