School kids across the state will be eating more locally grown fruits and vegetables thanks to a trio of federal grants, building on a trend that has been fed in part by the Obama administration’s 2010 school nutrition law.
Federal agriculture officials visited Georgia farmers. They say the state has the highest percentage of acreage in exceptional drought. In all 29 states have been named disaster areas because of the U. S. drought.
Agriculture officials surveyed 800 farmers under a provision in the immigration law. Farmers said migrant workers began leaving last spring. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said the report found that farmers had about $10 million in direct crop losses because of the law.