Summary: H.R.7554 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/09/2020)

American Farmers, Food Banks, and Families Act of 2020

This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish the position of Domestic Agriculture Supply Chain Administrator.

The Administrator must

  • carry out activities in the interest of assisting farmers in entering their products into the domestic market;
  • act as a liaison to connect farmers with food banks, schools, grocers, restaurants, and nonprofit organizations to expand domestic market access for organizations that are in need of agricultural products;
  • identify barriers, either regulatory or legal, that prevent or inhibit farmers from entering their products into the domestic market through food distribution networks or other entities; and
  • make recommendations to USDA regarding the means by which to remove such barriers.

Additionally, USDA must establish a catalog or data resource that is capable of recording (1) farms that have excess agricultural products, and (2) food distribution organizations that are in need of certain agricultural products.