The Local Food, Farms And Jobs Act

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The Local Food, Farms And Jobs Act

Huffington Post – Thanksgiving — great concept. Too great, really to be limited to one day, especially a day when we get sidetracked by football, parades and for those who eat turkey, slip into tryptophan comas. So for all of November, Meatless Monday will focus on things good and things meatless — things that make our lives worthwhile and worth saying, thanks.

Let’s hear it for Democrats Chellie Pingree and Sherrod Brown, who last week introduced the Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act as part of the 2012 Farm Bill. The Act will increase funding to small farmers pursuing national organic certification and to underserved communities seeking greater access to fresh, local produce. This legislation will not work miracles, but it will provide some badly needed aid to America’s small and local farmers and the people they serve — us.

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