The goal is to help farmers "figure out how to work with schools [so] they can begin to sell to other institutional markets, such as colleges, hospitals, corporate cafeterias or prisons."
Some opposition for the program is based on food safety, quality and price. Opponents note that the growing season does not match the school year and they are concerned about delivery and food being fresh.
"Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan said the program helps to get students interested in agriculture and where their food comes from."
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