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Farm-To-School Expansion Bill Passes

By Gordon HopkinsThe Nebraska Legislature gave final approval to an expansion of LB (Legislative Bill) 758, the Farm To School Bill, on Monday, February 28.Last year saw the passage of a version of the Farm To School Bill, initiated by Nebraska Senator Tom Brandt (District 32), become law. This year, Senator Brandt pushed for an expansion of the program.Sometimes the idea is called Farm to Table, or some variation on that theme. 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 the measure connects schools across the state with local farm...

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