Get More Fruits And Veggies From Nevada
Our local community food banks will be receiving more fruits and vegetables from right here in Nevada!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that their Agriculture Marketing Services division has “signed a cooperative agreement with Nevada” to begin a program whereby they purchase “locally grown, produced, and processed food from underserved producers.”
According to a recent USDA press release, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Jenny Lester Moffitt, said the “USDA is excited to partner with Nevada to promote economic opportunities for farmers and producers and to increase access to locally sourced, fresh, healthy, and nutritious food in underserved communities.”
Funds from the Local Food Purchase Cooperative Agreement will be utilized to help the Nevada Department of Agriculture expand the Home Feeds Nevada program through food purchases within Nevada. This locally sourced and purchased food will be “distributed to community partners both within and outside the food bank network.”
This should be good news for Nevada’s farmers and food producers. Hopefully, you’ll be enjoying more tasty and locally produced fruits, vegetables, and processed foods from the Silver State in the very near future. And we also hope it will cost less since there won’t be high shipping prices attached to these food items.
It is also good news for communities in need throughout Nevada. Nevada Department of Agriculture Director Jennifer Ott added “improving food security for Nevadans is one of the NDA’s top priorities.” She hopes this program, which will help purchase more locally grown fruits and vegetables, will increase economic stability for our state’s “food producers while increasing food access for our communities in need.”
Someone ring the dinner bell!
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.