Data-Supported Policy Recommendations for USDA Food Insecurity-Related Programs

12/6/2023 – This report summarizes the findings obtained from a collaborative research project between the University of Mississippi Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement (CREW), Southern University Agriculture Center, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The purpose of this research initiative was to examine the demand for nutrition incentive and produce prescription programs by farmers in rural areas across Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and to examine to what degree, if any, local farmers are currently incorporated into existing USDA Farm Bill funded produce prescription and nutrition incentive initiatives based on the 2018 Farm Bill changes.

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