HB 458 – Food Desert Agriculture Incentive Zones

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Terry Brown, Jr. (D- Mecklenburg); Rep. Robert Reiver, II (D-Chatham, Durham); Rep. Mark Brody (R-Anson, Union); Rep. Vernetta Alston (D-Durham)


This bill establishes the North Carolina Food Desert Agriculture Grant Fund and provides that the Fund must be used to encourage agricultural production and availability in food deserts zones in the State.

This bill also appropriates $500K in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to be used for grants.


Filed – 3/30/2021