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The Farm Direct Nutrition Program

Jacqui Stork

Farmers Direct Nutrition Program funding is used to provide vouchers for low-income seniors and WIC families to purchase additional fresh fruits & vegetables at farmers markets. The dual aims of this program are to: increase the purchase of local fresh fruit and vegetables among eligible limited-income households and to increase awareness and patronage of local farmers' markets and farm stands.

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SNAP and the Farm Bill

Jacqui Stork

Funding for SNAP is allocated and approved through the omnibus Farm Bill, thus named because it consolidates the appropriation of funding for several programs and projects into a single package - a vote for one is a vote for all. 

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