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S.678: Growing Opportunities for Agriculture and Responding to Markets Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Growing Opportunities for Agriculture and Responding to Markets Act of 2013 - Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a local farm business and market garden loan program to make available to eligible lending entities loans to develop revolving loan funds to assist: (1) producers in establishing local farm business projects or market garden projects that will produce fresh foods locally, and (2) local farm business projects and market garden projects to create local employment opportunities.

Sets forth program provisions.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.