Farm to School will continue

By Mitchell Willetts

The Enterprise

A statewide program encouraging schools to buy food from Oregon farmers and producers was recently saved in the Legislature, allocating $4.5 million to participating schools, including in Malheur County.

The money will be split among 144 school districts to help cover the cost of buying locally grown or processed food. The program faced being cut.

"Oregon foods are often more expensive than food that comes from California or elsewhere . . .

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