ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 3732
with committee amendments
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: JUNE 6, 2016
The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee reports favorably, and with committee amendments, Assembly Bill No. 3732.
This bill directs the Department of Agriculture to:
1) authorize the establishment of food hubs in the State;
2) establish a program to assist and support farms and farmers seeking to belong to food hubs in their area of the State; and
3) adopt regulations to implement the bill.
The bill defines “food hub” as a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local or regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.
The committee amendments make technical corrections to the bill.