Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), a member of the House Agriculture Commi...

Rep. Bobby Rush Introduces Legislation for Urban Agriculture – Chicago Defender

Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, announced the introduction of the Urban Agriculture and Community Food Security Act (H.R. 5173), legislation that would establish two new programs to bolster urban agriculture in communities across the nation.  Joining Rep. Rush in introducing the legislation were U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio). The Urban Agriculture Conservation Easement Program, authorized at $20 million annually, would protect urban lands for food production and conservation and ensure affordable long-term access to lands for agricultural uses.  The Urban Agriculture Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, authorized at $3 …

 

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