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Farmers-Feeding-Families Coronavirus Response Act

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A bill to provide funding for targeted purchases of qualified agricultural products from producers that rely on local agricultural food markets affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

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05/07/2020Introduced in Senate

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05/07/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry05/07/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/07/2020)

Farmers-Feeding-Families Coronavirus Response Act

This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to use specified federal funding to purchase specialty crops, dairy, meat, and poultry products from specific agricultural producers relying on markets affected by COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) to provide to food assistance programs, including the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

USDA must also provide additional funding to the states for the purpose of procuring food products to support food assistance programs within each state.

USDA and the states must use at least 10% of the funding to purchase crops and products that would otherwise have been sold through direct-to-consumer, direct-to-institution, direct-to-retail, or direct-to-restaurant marketing channels.