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By Teresa Simpson
The Gazette 

Schools recieve food grants

Grants will help purchase locally grown food


November 30, 2023

COLFAX — The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) released its third round of Farm to School purchasing grants, awarding four Whitman County School Districts $20,000 each.

Garfield School District, Palouse School District, Tekoa School District and Pullman are all on this round of funding for the Farm to School Purchasing grant, allowing the schools to purchase foods grown, raised, caught or foraged by producers in Washington state.

The WSDA received 132 applications this round, with requests totaling over $8.5 million, which they reported was more than double the available...

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