Senate votes to change oversight of West Virginia farmers’ markets


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CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would transfer control of state farmers’ markets to the Department of Agriculture.

Farmers markets are currently under the control of the Department of Health and Human Services. But Senate Bill 375, approved unanimously, would change that.

Sen. Dave Sypolt, R-Preston, said the bill would make the Department of Agriculture responsible for state farmers’ markets. Inspection of the markets would be up to local health departments, he said.

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