Nebraska bill would help grocers expand in food deserts

Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill to create the Nebraska Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which would offer grants and loans for building, renovating or expanding grocery stores in food deserts. The bill, which was vetoed by the governor last year, also would help set up farmers markets, food co-ops, gardens and other community projects that increase access to fresh produce.

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