Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan explains the significance of giving states 4 million dollars in grants to increase the number of farmers markets nationwide that can accept electronic payment from SNAP recipients.
Farm Service Agency's food procurement efforts for various food and nutrition programs play a large role in international food aid and development efforts. (Rod Bain, FSA Deputy Administrator James Monahan, Assistant Deputy Administrator Sandra Wood)
International food aid and development programs are vital in giving women and girls in developing nations greater educational and social opportunities. (Rod Bain, Caren Grown of USAID, Under Secretary Michael Scuse)