Reaction Follows Farm Bill Passage

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Senator Joni Ernst, in an email Dec. 11 announcing passage, called the bill “farmer-focused and welcome news.”

The provision of mental health support for farmers was noted by Ernst.

“As a co-founder of the Food Waste Caucus, I was proud to support the creation of a Food Loss and Waste Reduction Liaison at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist in meeting the government’s goal of reducing food waste by 50 percent by 2030,” said Congressman David Young (Third District) in an email Dec. 11.

“Currently, 40 percent of our food is lost somewhere along the food supply chain while millions of Americans go hungry and we must do better to get food to those in need. This liaison is one step in a long road to reducing waste and feeding those who go hungry.”

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