New help for Marianas farmers

Sep 18, 2022
New help for Marianas farmers

Families in the Marianas will have increased access to fresh and nutritious food from local farmers thanks to funding for the Local Food Purchase program in Section 1001(b)(4) of the American Rescue Plan Act. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an implementing agreement with the Commonwealth on Tuesday. The agreement creates the Feeding Marianas Food Purchase Program under which the Commonwealth will purchase food grown or processed in our islands to be distributed through Marianas nonprofits, food banks, and other food aid organizations. No Republican voted in favor of the American Rescue Plan.