Today’s Topic: ‘Meat the Need’

by | Oct 6, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”


Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and his counterparts across the country have offered the federal government a new proposal to help struggling dairy, pork and poultry farmers.

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has put forward a plan to take extra dairy, pork and poultry supplies off the market, stabilizing prices paid to producers while making more protein-rich foods available to food banks, school lunch programs and other food assistance programs. The proposal grew out of discussions between Troxler and his colleagues before and during NASDA’s annual meeting in September in Alabama.

The proposal, known as “Meat the Need,” is designed to use money previously authorized by Congress.

Listen as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison discuss “Meat the Need.”


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