The farm bill in its current state is not strong enough in the areas of sustainable local food production and marketing support. I urge you to increase funding to support non-traditional new and beginning farmers in using healthy and responsible food production strategies. Additionally, barriers to accessing the SNAP program, such as the proposed work requirements, should be removed. The majority of SNAP recipients who can work are working, many of them working multiple jobs to make ends meet. I would also like to see this bill addressing a living wage for farmers, farm workers and others who work in the food and farming industry.