Vermont to get nearly $100k for farm-to-school food programs

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be receiving nearly $100,000 from the federal government so schools can get more food from local farms.

The office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the Farm to School grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will strengthen farm to school programing in 20 schools in Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

Anson Tebbetts, the secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, says the project will help schools, students and Vermont farmers.

This award was part of more than $9 million in USDA grants for 126 projects in 42 states.

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