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Federal/State:Missouri
Bill:MO SB 727 - Creates sales and use tax exemption for sale of farmers market products for SNAP participants
Summary:Modifies provisions relating to farmers' market and SNAP benefit, such as creating a sales and use tax exemption for farm products sold at farmers' markets. The exemption does not apply to farm products sold by persons or entities with sales of at least $25,000 from participating in farmers' markets. This act requires the Department of Social Services to establish a pilot program for the purpose of SNAP participants with access and the ability to afford fresh food when purchasing fresh food at farmers' mark
Sponsor(s):Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D)
Status:
As of 10/21/2014: Adopted September 10, 2014

Federal/State:Missouri
Bill:MO SB 672 - Farm-to-School Taskforce
Summary:This bill creates the Farm-to-School Taskforce, which includes at least one representative from each of the following agencies: The University of Missouri extension service; the Department of Agriculture; the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; and the Office of Administration. The task force mission is to provide recommendations for strategies that allow schools to more easily incorporate locally grown agricultural products into their food service and allow schools to work with food service p
Sponsor(s):Mike Parson (R)
Status:
As of 8/19/2014: Adopted July 8, 2014

Federal/State:Missouri
Bill:MO HB 2088 - Farm-to-School Act
Summary:Would establish the Farm-to-School Act to connect Missouri schools and farmers in order to provide locally grown food to schools.
Sponsor(s):Jacob Hummel (D)
Status:
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.