The Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced the framework to transform the food system and supply chain. 

The framework seeks to provide more options, increase access, and create new, more, and better markets for small and mid-size producers. 

The announcement builds on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, USDA made significant investments through its Pandemic Assistance Program, providing immediate relief. 

As the pandemic evolved and Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused supply chain disruptions, USDA says it has become clear we “cannot go back to the food system we had before.” 

USDA plans to build a more resilient food supply chain that provides more and better market options for consumers and producers while reducing carbon pollution. 

The framework also addresses marketplace dominance by creating new, more and better local market options. 

Further, USDA seeks to make nutritious food more accessible and affordable for consumers and emphasize equity through the framework.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)

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