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Farm-To-School Expansion Bill Considered

By Gordon HopkinsLast year saw the passage of the Farm To School Bill, initiated by Nebraska Senator Tom Brandt (District 32), become law. This year, Senator Brandt is pushing for an expansion of the program.Sometimes the idea is called Farm to Table, or some variation on that theme. In some places it is called Food Freedom. Whatever the terminology, the concept is the same: getting the food grown and raised by ag producers directly to the consumers.The purpose of the original measure connects schools across the state with local farmers and ranchers and helps those schools get locally produced food. Brandt said the bill makes sense because, ...


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