Wireless EBT at Farmers Markets to Get Federal Support

On February 14th, 2011, President Obama released his proposed budget for FY 2012. Despite more than $3.2 billion in proposed discretionary cuts to the overall USDA Budget, the President showed some Valentine’s Day love for farmers markets by including $4 million in his proposed budget for USDA Food and Nutrition Service for providing wireless POS devices to farmers markets.

The Farmers Market Coalition issued a letter of thanks to the President, Secretary Tom Vilsack, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, and administrators in the Food and Nutrition Service.

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FMMN is a member of the Farmers Market Coalition, in our continuing efforts to bring resources to Ohio Farmers’ Markets.

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