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FARMERS' MARKETS

farmers marketState legislatures are passed legislation to increase access to healthy food through farmers’ markets. Many municipalities are also providing support for consumers to access healthy foods through farmers’ markets.

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FARM SAFETY

Farm Safety is regulated by Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OHSA). OSHA State Plan states are ones that have chosen to adopt a state occupational safety and health program and sought authorization from the Federal OSHA agency.

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FARMLAND PRESERVATION

farm fieldsThe United States loses more than a million acres of farmland each year to development, with losses in every state. States have reacted to this loss of arable land by creating a variety of laws and programs designed to encourage the preservation of traditional agricultural lands, such as farms and ranches.

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DATABASE

NCSL's Agriculture and Rural Development legislation database is a source for agriculture and rural development legislation for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. The database tracks legislation related to most agricultural issues.

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OVERVIEW | AGRICULTURE

Agriculture is the main economic driver in rural America. NCSL follows state legislative activities on agriculture through tracking of legislation and statutes, identifying changes in federal policy, and highlighting novel approaches states undertake to address agriculture issues in their state.

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