H.R.7554 - American Farmers, Food Banks, and Families Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] (Introduced 07/09/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/11/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7554 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.