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KY Department of Agriculture announces new funding for Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 3:29 PM EDT
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture have increased funding for one program for farmers’ markets.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced that an additional $25,000 in funding would be put towards the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). This will boost the total funding of the program to more than half a million dollars, doing their part to help ensure inflation does not leave Eastern Kentucky seniors in trouble.

“As inflation has gone on and on, their incomes have basically stayed put, so anything that we can do to help them stretch that food dollar a little bit is a big boost to their bottom line and to their ability to make it through the month and eat properly during that time,” said Brian Jeffiers, a UK Agricultural Extension Agent in Johnson County.

You can click here to find out if you qualify for the senior farmers’ market nutrition program.

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