Needs to be louder
Molly, how did you calculate that 1$ in SNAP dollars brings 1.79 to local communities?
Allyson - I think this is a finding from the DUFB evaluation from the FINI grant, but we can check with Molly.
And ask the source of the multiplier, and how accurate this will be in different places.
May have missed this but why is it separated into two bills and how do they differ?
How do you see the possible new changes to the public charge impacting the use of SNAP benefits and impacts to this program?
Do you have a potential time frame for the entire process…
Would this legislature still limit DUFB to flirts, vegetables, and nuts?
Will the bill require the eventual program to use the DUFB model, or will it be a bit more flexible.
USDA research has found that SNAP has a multiplier of 1.73 to 1.79, meaning that “an increase of $1 billion in SNAP benefits increases GDP by $1.73 to $1.79 billion” and “results in an increase of 8,900 to 17,900 full-time equivalent jobs” (Oliveira et al., 2018). Victor Oliveira, Mark Press, Laura Tiehen, and David Smallwood, “Design Issues in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Looking Ahead by Looking Back,” U.S. Dept. of Agric., Econ. Research Svc., Economic Research Report No. 243 (January 2018), available online, https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=86923
Why not just say product selection will meet federal requirements. There could be slight differences.
How do you find Leg. Sponsor? What does this process look like?
Could you speak more about the future of the restricted lands and their potential re-sale (with a agricultural easement). What stops properties with easements from increasing in market value? Do you have examples of OPAV - option to purchase at Ag Value in the state of Oregon?
Would you clarify whether it is $4.0MM or $8.5MM in new funding for the 2019-2021 biennium?
What will be the possible funding in % for procurement and education?
Megan, count us in to help! When do you need a formal letter by?
How much funding are you looking to raise to advocate for this?
Are you doing an online campaign toraise funds for campaign support? If you do we can all promote it.