State and federal efforts to alleviate food insecurity were the focus of a recent roundtable at Michigan State University.
Michigan Farm Bureau CEO Scott Piggott tells Brownfield food insecurity in rural communities has grown to nearly one in four children in the state.
“We want strong schools, we want great rural communities and we’ve learned that rural communities are definitely not immune to food insecurity,” he says.
Piggott also sits on the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s board of directors representing farmers. He joined Senate Ag Committee Chairwomen Debbie Stabenow and other food bank leaders last week to discuss priorities for the next farm bill.