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In 2012, Delegate Delores McQuinn introduced House Joint Resolution 88 and then in 2013 reintroduced House Joint Resolution 646 to request that the Virginia General Assembly review the issue of food deserts in Virginia. The Honorable William Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly, commissioned Alan Grant, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Jewel Hairston, dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University, to conduct a study of food deserts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
January 22, 2014
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- AARP Virginia
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Federation of Virginia Food Banks
- FeedMore Central Virginia Food Bank
- Lynchburg Grows
- Tricycle Gardens
- United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond and Shalom Farms
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Cooperative Extension Unit Office
- Virginia Department of Health
- Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
- Virginia Department of Social Services
- Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Services
- Virginia Poverty Law Center
- Virginia Retail Merchants Association
- Virginia State University