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2015 HFPW Legislative Agenda

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2015 HFPW Legislative Agenda

Background The Houston Food Policy Workgroup is a coalition hosted by Houston Tomorrow, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The workgroup is dedicated to nurturing the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region. This legislative agenda process and the agenda itself are designed as educational tools to assist the Texas Legislature in developing policies to improve regional food systems. Through an open, transparent process, the agenda seeks to bring the best ideas...

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Action Groups

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Action Groups

Each year, the Houston Food Policy Workgroup develops a set of Action Groups based on our strategic aims and goals. These Action Groups meet throughout the year to further progress on their specific agendas. Our overarching aims are to support and promote local foods, support and promote local food distribution, and to increase access to healthy foods. Below find our Action Groups for 2016 as well as our past initiatives. Click on either of our current Action Groups to join. 2016 Action Groups EBT Access at Farmers’ Markets Agricultural Valuation: Fair property tax valuation for small, urban...

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