Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Farmers' Market Bill Passes House

Long day today- finishing up the last "to do" before I head home.

HB 1566 was a bill that received a lot of interest from folks in Hattiesburg. Hattiesburg is home to the state's largest farmers' market (according to Agriculture Chairman Greg Ward from Tippah County) and home to a pretty swell seasonal market next to Town Square Park. HB 1566 would clarify that food you grow in the ground and then sell at farmers' markets are indeed sales tax-free.

The bill passed overwhelmingly at now heads to the Senate.

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