#NMLEG Progressive Bill of the Day | 02-13-15

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Two bills in the House and Senate have been introduced that would create a statewide food infrastructure to assist entrepreneurs in connecting rural producers to consumers.

Rep. Debbie Rodella and Sen. Richard Martinez have introduced identical bills in their respective chambers to appropriate $1.4 millions dollars from the general fund to the Economic Development Department “to support agricultural and food entrepreneurs in creation of a statewide food infrastructure to connect rural producers to consumers.”

Check out Rep. Rodella’s bill HERE and Sen. Martinez’s bill HERE.

And if you don’t already know, there are some fabulous organizations operating in New Mexico that work on food-related issues like hunger, entrepreneurial development, and connecting locally produced food to schools and restaurants. Find out more about these organization’s work at their websites:

Mixing Bowl (The Kitchen for Entrepreneurs) — http://mixingbowlnm.org/

Farm to Table (Promoting locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking) — http://www.farmtotablenm.org/

NM Appleseed (Better Policy, Better Lives) — http://www.nmappleseed.org/