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Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur introduces new urban agriculture bill

Councilwoman Marcy KAptur speaks about the Urban Agriculture Production Bill (courtesy:NBC24.com).

Toledo, Ohio (WNWO)-- A new bill unveiled today could be a step forward for urban agriculture in the area.

In a press conference Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur introduced bill 3699, the urban agriculture production act.

The bill would help provide more opportunities and funding for urban farmers such as outreach programs , coupons and grants.

The idea is to make food more accessible in communities with food deserts, or areas lacking fresh food.

" It's taken a lot of work and a lot of experimentation and a lot of study I recognize that the urban parks of America, the metropolitan areas have really been short changed," said Kaptur.

The bill is expected to be voted on by next year.

You can read more about the bill HERE.

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