local foods

A New Local Food Caucus

A bipartisan caucus dedicated to strengthening the state’s local food economy has been founded in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Via the press release [PDF]: “A new Local Food Caucus is being put together by State Rep. Jim Davnie (DFL- Minneapolis) and State Rep. Ron Shimanski (R- Silver Lake). The bipartisan group will host several […]


Minnesota Commission on Local Foods

MN Rep. Larry Hosch (DFL endorsed), has introduced H.F. 2075, a bill to appoint a “Minnesota Commission on Local Foods.” The full text of the bill (available below the jump) states that the statewide commission will: …advise  the  governor  and  legislature  regarding  creating  and  sustaining  local  and  regional  food  systems  that  support  small  and  medium […]