Of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary of Agriculture shall use to carry out and expand the seniors farmers’ market nutrition program $20,600,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2018.
(b) Program purposes
The purposes of the seniors farmers’ market nutrition program are—
(1)to provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and herbs from farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors;
(2)to increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs; and
(3)to develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs.
(c) Exclusion of benefits in determining eligibility for other programs
The value of any benefit provided to any eligible seniors farmers’ market nutrition program recipient under this section shall not be considered to be income or resources for any purposes under any Federal, State, or local law.
(d) Prohibition on collection of sales tax
Each State shall ensure that no State or local tax is collected within the State on a purchase of food with a benefit distributed under the seniors farmers’ market nutrition program.
The Secretary may promulgate such regulations as the Secretary considers to be necessary to carry out the seniors farmers’ market nutrition program.
(f) Federal law not applicable
1693o–2 of title
15 shall not apply to electronic benefit transfer systems established under this section.
Section was enacted as part of the Food Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2002 and also as part of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and not as part of the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976 which comprises this chapter.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–246, § 4406(c)(1), added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary of Agriculture shall use $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2002, and $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007, of the funds available to the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out and expand a seniors farmers’ market nutrition program.”
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 110–246, § 4231(1), inserted “honey,” after “vegetables,”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–246, § 4231(2), added subsec. (c) and struck out former subsec. (c). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary may issue such regulations as the Secretary considers necessary to carry out the seniors farmers’ market nutrition program.”
Pub. L. 113–79, title IV, § 4203(b),Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 822, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] takes effect on October 1, 2013.”
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 111–203effective 1 day after July 21, 2010, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 111–203, set out as an Effective Date note under section
5301 of Title
12, Banks and Banking.
Amendment by sections 4231 and 4406(c)(1) ofPub. L. 110–246effective Oct. 1, 2008, see section 4407 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section
1161 of Title
2, The Congress.
Section effective Oct. 1, 2002, except as otherwise provided, see section 4405 ofPub. L. 107–171, set out as a note under section
1161 of Title
2, The Congress.
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