S.4030 - A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to establish a community-supported agriculture promotion program.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 12/15/2010)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/15/2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.4030 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/15/2010)
Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to carry out a program, to be known as the Community-Supported Agriculture Promotion Program, to promote community-supported agriculture (CSA).
Defines the term "CSA" to mean a farm operated in a manner consistent with community-supported agriculture, as defined by the Secretary.
States that the purposes of the program are to: (1) increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by improving and expanding, or assisting in the improvement or expansion of, domestic CSA programs; (2) aid in the development of new CSA programs; and (3) increase participation in CSA in low-income areas or food deserts.
Makes nonprofit corporations, agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, local governments, and public benefit corporations eligible to receive grants under the program.
Directs the Secretary to establish criteria and guidelines for the submission, evaluation, and funding of proposed projects under the program.