Southland Rep’s Farm Act Aims To Bring Fresh Produce To Area Food Deserts
Southland rep’s farm act aims to bring fresh produce to area food deserts
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s diverse district boasts some of the world’s richest farmland, as well as Chicago neighborhoods and south suburbs where access to foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables is limited.
The Matteson Democrat, along with U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, are co-sponsors of legislation that would relax a crop insurance restriction that, in turn, would allow farmers to devote more acreage to fruits and vegetables.
The aim of the Feeding America through Farm Flexibility Act is to improve access to fresh foods in areas that have been labeled food deserts, according to Kelly.
“There are …