Thursday, February 19, 2015

Colorado may boost spending for locally grown food in schools

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is pondering spending about $1 million a year for five years to put more local produce in school cafeterias.
A grant program up for its first vote Wednesday in a House committee would make Colorado the 17th state to chip in grant money in addition to federal programs to help get more locally grown foods on cafeteria plates.
Colorado started a farm-to-school project in 2010, but the program hasn't paid farmers to help put their food in school cafeterias. Bill sponsors call the grant program the next step for the program.

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