H.Res. 1655: Expressing support for designation of October as “National Farm to School Month”.

H.Res. 1655

Expressing support for designation of October as “National Farm to School Month”.

Sponsor
Rep. Rush D. Holt

Date
November 17, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1655 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on September 23, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1655 would resolve that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:

  • “Farm to School programs should be recognized as a proven effective strategy that can provide immediate and long-term benefits to child health, small and medium-sized agricultural producer income, and community economic development;
  • “The Federal Government should partner in assisting schools and local educational agencies with planning, technical assistance, and implementation of Farm to School programs; and

H.Res. 1655 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Expresses support for designation of "National Farm to School Month";
  • “Encourages schools and local education agencies to use local produce in meals;
  • “Encourages schools, farmers and farm groups, local businesses, nonprofit institutions, churches, cities, State governments, and other local groups to raise awareness of Farm to School efforts in their communities.”