SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE)— New Mexico lawmakers are trying to make sure public schools across the state have local produce.
Rep. Jimmie Hall says $400,000 will likely be included in this year’s bill for the Farm-to School program.
It’s part of an effort to purchase fruits and vegetables from local farms for school meals.
Last year, spending was cut because of the budget crisis.
Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell also wants locally raised meat and dairy to be added.