One-time funding that allowed Minnesota food banks to purchase in-state dairy, produce and protein products could be extended. The Farm to Foodshelf bill has been laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus agriculture bill. Second Harvest Heartland CEO Allison O’Toole said this funding would provide needed help for families “and critical support for our state’s farmers.” The Farm to Foodshelf program was created six years ago, but funding increased significantly this past year to deal with the pandemic. This bill would extend the additional dollars for this year and be part of baseline funding in the future.
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