Good Acre hosts Farm Bill listening session

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith attended a Farm Bill Listening Session May 31 at the Good Acre, 1790 W. Larpenteur Ave. Nearly 50 people came to discuss local and regional food systems and U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, which include school nutrition programs, resources for farmers, wildlife conservation programs and more. The Good Acre works with food growers by providing space and the infrastructure to wash, process and store fresh product, and it helps connect small farmers with wholesale buyers. It also offers a commercial kitchen for rental and culinary classes. Smith is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and has been holding listening sessions across the state as the 2018 Farm Bill begins to be written. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

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