Morning Journal: Brown: Bill to connect local farmers, shoppers

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Morning Journal: Brown: Bill to connect local farmers, shoppers

New legislation would help the economy by connecting local farmers with local shoppers who want fresh and nutritious food, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

The new Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act is a bill that addresses farming and food distribution by Ohio growers and would encourage consumers to buy Ohio-grown produce, Brown said.

“Linking Ohio producers with Ohio consumers is common sense,” Brown said. “By increasing access to fresh, local foods, we can expand markets for Ohio’s agricultural producers while improving health, creating jobs, and strengthening our economy.”

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