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Growing Opportunities for Agriculture and Responding to Markets Act of 2011

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A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to establish a program to provide loans for local farms, ranches, and market gardens to improve public health and nutrition, reduce energy consumption, and for other purposes.


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Date
11/17/2011Introduced in Senate

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Date
11/17/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Action By: Senate

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA]* 11/17/2011

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry11/17/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (11/17/2011)

Growing Opportunities for Agriculture and Responding to Markets Act of 2011 - Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a local farm business and market garden loan program to make available to eligible lending entities loans to develop revolving loan funds to assist: (1) producers in establishing local farm business projects or market garden projects that will produce fresh foods locally, and (2) local farm business projects and market garden projects to create local employment opportunities. Sets forth program provisions.