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How States Strengthen Local Food Systems

Cosponsored with Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.

State legislatures continue to take an active interest in policy strategies that support local and regional food systems and increase access to local food options. This webinar discussed a recent report, Harvesting Healthier Options: State Legislative Trends in Local Foods 2012-2014, which examines state legislation enacted between 2012 and 2014 in all 50 states that aimed to strengthen various components of local food systems. Speakers included: Mindy Bridges of Agriculture Task Force, National Conference of State Legislatures, Virginia Clarke of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, Anne Palmer of Food Communities and Public Health Program, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Pam Roy of Farm to Table, and Douglas Shinkle of National Conference of State Legislatures.