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Bill Aims To Get More W.Va. Famers' Produce into State Facilities

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, during this year’s legislative session, West Virginia lawmakers passed a bill that requires all state-funded institutions to begin sourcing 5 percent of the food they serve from local producers. The idea is to support the state’s farmers and allow them to expand, as well as boost access to healthy, fresh food. But although West Virginia is home to a lot of farms, getting the food they produce to the people who consume it can be a challenge. Energy and environment reporter Brittany Patterson digs into how this new bill might work.

Also on today’s show, an art residency program that places professional artists in classrooms wrapped up its second year of implementation in northern West Virginia. Glynis Board dropped in on an in-school reception at John Marshall High School in Marshall County.

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