Farm To School Funding Held Up In Oregon

Jun 13, 2017

It's getting late in the Oregon legislature.  A budget is due when the fiscal year begins July 1st, and there's not enough money to pay for all existing programs.

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So agencies large and small are still unsure about what their funding will be.  Large as in: all the school districts in the state. 

Small as in: the Farm to School program, which teaches kids about where food comes from AND provides local food to their cafeterias. 

One version of the budget would cut funding entirely, another would cut funding in half. 

Tracy Harding, outgoing director of Rogue Valley Farm to School visits, with State Rep. Pam Marsh.