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Farm to School Census Shows Increasing Investment in Local Food

May 1, 2016 |
Photo courtesy USDA

Photo courtesy USDA

The results of this year’s USDA Farm to School Census—the second-ever survey conducted by the USDA to measure progress in the Farm to School program—indicate that more school districts are jumping aboard the local food movement across the nation.

The 42,587 schools surveyed by the USDA, collectively spent $800 million in 2013-14 on locally sourced foods like produce and milk. That’s an increase of 105 percent from 2011-12 when the first survey was taken. Read More