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Farm System Reform ActS.3221/H.R.6718Sen. Booker (D-NJ)/Rep. Khanna (D-CA)Places moratorium on large CAFOs by 2040, provides voluntary buyout program for factory farmers to transition out, holds large meatpackers responsible for externalities, strengthens Packers & Stockyards Act, and allows only meat from USA to be labeled "Product of USA"
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Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review ActS.1596/H.R.2933Sen. Booker (D-NJ)/Rep. Pocan (D-WI)Places moratorium on certain acquisitions between large agricultural and retail-related businesses
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Safe Line Speeds in COVID-19 ActS.4338/H.R.7521Sen. Booker (D-NJ)/Rep. Fudge (D-OH)Prohibits meat processing and slaughter facilities from operating at dangerously high speeds that prevent social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Keep Finfish Free ActH.R.2467Rep. Young (R-AK)Prohibits the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce from authorizing commercial finfish aquaculture operations in federal waters
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Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals Demonstration Pilot ActH.R.6774Rep. McGovern (D-MA)Requires Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish demonstration program to allow hospitals to provide medically tailored, home-delivered meals to Medicare beneficiaries who have diet-impacted disease
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Local Food Assistance and Resilient Markets ActS.4140Sen. Booker (D-NJ)Provides $500 million for LAMP for COVID response grants, with $100 million dedicated to organizations that serve historically underserved producers. It would also temporarily waive matching fund requirements for all LAMP programs, BFRDP, Community Food Projects Grants, the farm to school grant program and reduce the match requirement for GusNIP. The bill would also provide additional funding for grants through the Specialty Crop Block Grants Program, expand the existing FSA Microloan program and expand SNAP EBT Online from a pilot to a national program and provide associated technical assistance funding
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Food Supply Protection ActS.3840Sen. Stabenow (D-MI)Includes infrastructure grants to food banks and nonprofits to increase capacity and address growing demand, as well as grants to support new food partnerships that increase donations to food banks and decrease food waste through funding to states and tribes to purchase surplus food and USDA Donation Reimbursement Program
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Expanding SNAP Options ActS.4202/H.R.7535Sen. Durbin (D-IL)/Rep. Kelly (D-IL)Expand online SNAP sales to all states and provide information technology investments and technical assistance to expand online SNAP to more authorized retailers, including direct market farmers and retailers beyond small group of large national chains
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Farmers-Feeding-Families Coronavirus Response ActS.3655/H.R.6725Sen. Casey (D-PA)/Rep. Schrier (D-WA)Bolsters ability of food banks and food assistance programs to meet needs of growing numbers of food insecure, while also providing much needed additional funding for purchases from small and medium farmers, by providing funds directly to States and state agencies and their food-bank partners
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Local Agriculture Market Program Cost-share WaiverH.R 6682Rep. Kuster (D-NH)Waives matching funds requirement for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program and Value Added Producer Grant program in FY19, FY20 and FY21
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Food Assistance for Kids and Families During COVID-19 ActS.3563/H.R.6445Sen. Casey (D-PA)/Rep. Hayes (D-CT)Authorizes public-private partnerships between USDA, authorized retailers and community based organizations to support food delivery to SNAP users and provide funding to support grocery delivery for program participants who are seniors, immunocompromised individuals and others unable to travel safely to a retail food outlet
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Farm to Fridge ActH.R.7035Rep. Meng (D-NY)Provide grant funding through Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) to farmers, farmers markets and related organizations to develop alternative marketing projects to respond to COVID-19
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Food and Farm Emergency Assistance ActH.R.7656Rep. Schrier (D-WA)Provides quick grants with simple applications for COVID-19 related costs, including PPE, temperature screening, online sales adaptation, infrastructure supporting social distancing, etc. for farmers, ranchers, farmers’ markets, small and very small processors, food hubs, and other food businesses
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Small Packer Overtime and Holiday Fee Relief COVID-19S.3797/H.R.6977Sen. Moran (R-KS)/Rep. Johnson (R-SD)Allows USDA to pay overtime fee for inspectors for small plants
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Relief for America’s Small Farmers ActS.3602/H.R.6683Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY)/Rep. Maloney (D-NY)Forgives USDA FSA direct loan debt up to $250,000 for farmers with adjusted gross income up to $300,000
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Paycheck Protection for Producers ActS.3918/H.R.7175Sen. Thune (R-SD)/Rep. Kind (D-WI)Makes improvements to SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure farmers who do not have income reported on their Schedule F are still deemed eligible for a PPP loan
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Agriculture Resilience ActH.R.5861Rep. Pingree (D-ME)Increases climate change research within agriculture, improves soil health, protects existing farmland, supports pasture-based livestock systems, boosts investments in on-farm energy initiatives, reduces food waste
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Small Farm to School ActH.R.7831Rep. Delgado (D-NY)Pilot program where public schools would be reimbursed at a higher rate for sourcing school lunches from small farmers under the National School Lunch Program
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Food Supply Protection ActS.3840Sen. Stabenow (D-MI)Provides eligible organizations with grants that can be used for additional cold storage and refrigeration, transportation, personal protective equipment, rental costs, and additional use of commercial and community infrastructure
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Protect America's Children from Pesticides ActS.921Sen. Udall (D-NM)Bans some of the most damaging pesticides scientifically known to cause significant harm to people and the environment
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Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention ActH.R.7887Rep. Scott (D-VA)Makes all students eligible for free school meals during the 2020-2021 school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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Local and Regional Farmer and Market Support ActH.R.8096Rep. Adams (D-NC)Creates an alternative coronavirus relief payment program for farmers that sell in local and regional markets based on their historic revenue, rather than price loss; provides emergency response grants for farmers markets and local food enterprises to implement public health protections and coronavirus-smart marketing practices; provides emergency response grants to direct marketing farmers to help them respond to shifting markets and adopt new socially-distant practices and sales models; supports racial equity by prioritizing assistance to BIPOC farmers and low-income communities of color through set-asides; provides robust outreach and technical assistance to BIPOC farmers and ranchers
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Farm Workforce Modernization ActH.R.5038Rep. Lofgren (D-CA)Makes meaningful reforms to the H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a first-of-its-kind, merit-based visa program specifically designed for the nation’s agricultural sector
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Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine
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