Farm-to-School Legislation Stalls

North Country supporters of legislation that sought to support small, local farms and supply fresh vegetables and nutritious foods to local schools are disappointed the bill died in House committee this week, but they remain committed to moving forward. House Bill 1657, which called for a statewide farm-to-school reimbursement program for those schools participating in the federally-funded National Lunch Program, was found inexpedient to legislate in a 10-8 vote in the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ Education Committee. One of its co-sponsors, state Rep. Linda Massimilla, D-Littleton, said she’s hopeful the bill will return in some form in the next legislative session.

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