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USDA Nationwide Census on Farm to School Activities Shows Promising Results

Melanie Wong | Oct 29, 2013 11:33 AM

"USDA released today results from a nationwide Census of farm to school activities. We found that 43 percent of all public school districts have an existing farm to school program in place. Another 13 percent of school districts surveyed are committed to launching a farm to school program in the near future. With purchasing local food as a primary farm to school activity, in school year 2011-2012, schools purchased and served over $350 million in local food."


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