Local Foods, Local Jobs Act Signed into Law

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NORTH FORK MERCHANT HERALD

April 9, 2012

Governor John Hickenlooper has signed the bipartisan Local Foods, Local Jobs Act (SB-48) into law. The Local Foods, Local Jobs Act , sponsored by Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass),supports local, small-scale growers and producers by creating alternative methods for them to sell homemade, value added goods.

This legislation will allow small growers to sell their products directly to consumers, jump starting local economies and increasing the availability of healthy, locally grown foods. Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar, as well as local farmers and producers Monica Wiitanen and Beth Conrey were present to show their support at the bill signing.

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