Bipartisan and bicameral legislation has been introduced to update some farm bill programs and make it easier for farmers to sell products locally.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, a democrat from Ohio, is co-sponsor of the Local Farms and Food Act. He says the bill is especially critical because of recent supply chain challenges.
“Our bill will expand and improve USDA local and regional food system grant programs to keep money where it belongs, in our local communities,” he says.