USDA awards first grants to increase local foods in eligible schools

November 21, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced more than $4.5 million in grants for 68 projects, spanning 37 states and the District of Columbia, to connect school cafeterias with local agricultural producers. “When schools buy food from nearby producers, their purchasing power helps create local jobs and economic benefits, particularly in […]

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