AG POLICY NEWS
School Meal Grants Announced
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Aug 26, 2014 06:45 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Complaining about healthier school meals rules seems to have paid off for the rural states.

When the Agriculture Department announced last week that state agencies responsible for school meals would get $5.7 million in grants to help encourage students to make healthy choices, most of the money went to rural states such as Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas in which the students and their politicians have been complaining.

Many of those states are also the biggest producers of products that will be subject to changes because the new rules require less fat, sugar, salt and more whole ...

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