State Legislation for Farm to School report released

Here is a link to the document created by the National Farm to School organization outlining legislation for farm to school. If you check out North Dakota’s – it’s pretty weak.

http://www.farmtoschool.org/downloads/state-policy.pdf

A few key take-aways from the survey:
A total of 38 states and the District of Columbia now have legislation that supports farm to school.
To date, 45 states and the District of Columbia have proposed or enacted legislation in support of farm to school.
Twenty states passed farm to school-related legislation in 2012 and 2013, and 17 other states introduced legislation, demonstrating significant growth in the movement.
What kind of legislation is being passed? In 2013, Alaska, Montana, and Oregon provided appropriations or grants for farm to school programs; Mississippi established a farm to school advisory board; and Nevada encouraged its schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Other states commended local efforts, established studies regarding the state of agriculture education, and directed purchasers statewide to develop protocols for buying local food.