STATE LEGISLATIVE TRENDS IN LOCAL FOODS 2012-2014

Publication
Food Access, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy

Year of Publication:

2015

Authors:

Amanda Essex, Douglas Shinkle and Mindy Bridges

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 report examines state legislation in all 50 states enacted between 2012 and 2014 that aimed to strengthen various components of local food systems. The report is organized into chapters focused on six policy areas with the most state legislative action during that time period: local food system approaches; farm-to-school programs; farmers’ markets; community gardens and urban agriculture; healthy grocery retail and food policy councils.

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