Resulting from a detailed legal analysis of the 2008 Farm Bill, this report finds that lack of information about yields and prices for fruits and vegetables has undermined farmers’ ability to make them more widely available and accessible. The report highlights the barriers the agriculture community faces in providing access to healthy foods, and provides key policy recommendations to help farmers to grow and distribute fruits and vegetables.
Published: February 2010
ID #: 65057
Publisher: Farmers' Legal Action Group Inc.
Authors: Krueger J, Krub K, Hayes L
Keywords: Commodity foods, Farm, Farmers' markets, Food outlet, Food systems, Fruits and vegetables, Legal, Rural, School meal programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Resource Type: Report
Assessing How Agricultural Policy Can Be Changed to Help Farmers Succeed in Producing and Distributing Healthy Food to Children and Their CommunitiesThis project will identify laws and policies affecting production and distribution of healthier foods to local communities’ schools, institutions, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores. It will analyze policies that currently discourage farmers from producing and distributing healthy foods, and identify policies that could encourage farmers to produce and distribute healthy foods in a community-based system, More