USDA Announces Cooperative Agreement with North Dakota

The USDA announced they will reward $400 million through a cooperative agreement with North Dakota under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program. Through LFPA, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture can purchase and distribute locally grown and produced food for underserved producers. USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt calls it an “economic opportunity for farmer and producers to increase access to fresh and healthy food that will work to improve supply chain resiliency and increase local food consumption.”