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By Tim Mussack
Senior policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Funding for food access, supply chain resiliency would preserve a healthy future


Rural communities often face challenges in accessing fresh, healthy and affordable foods. Reducing food deserts, connecting farmers to consumers and building local supply chains provides resilience our rural communities need to protect their future.

Legislative Bill 1201 seeks funding from Nebraska's allotment of State Recovery Funds, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, to help curb food-access issues. The bill would provide $20 million to increase local food capacity, thus decreasing Nebraska's reliance on national supply chains and support partnerships between local businesses and p...

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