Don’t miss these items in local food and agriculture news from around our region:
FOOD SOLUTIONS NEW ENGLAND & AFRICAN ALLIANCE OF RI
There is no magic formula to change behavior, but committing to three weeks of consistently exploring the impact of race in the food system provides an intentional way to uncover racial inequities and injustices, as well as to discover the many ways we can collectively promote a more just food system for all.
Join us for a panel discussion
April 12 | 5pm to 8pm
807 Broad Street
Learn more and sign the 21-day Racial Equity Challenge Pledge.
NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL NETWORK
Last month, Senate and House leaders worked on an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, and through this process, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) championed a huge win for farm to school! The final bill, which was signed by the President on March 23, includes $5 million in discretionary funding for the USDA Farm to School Grant Program — which doubles the current available funding for this highly impactful and important program for one year. This is great news and a big victory for the farm to school movement!
Read the full article from the National Farm to School Network.
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