ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Jun 2017
The law includes buy-local goals that had not previously been an explicit part of this state program.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/S.33 and http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0033/S-0033%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Official.pdf and http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/ACTS/ACT063/ACT063%20Act%20Summary.pdf
On June 7, 2017 the governor of Vermont signed into law a bill (S 33) that codifies an existing policy known as the Rozo McLaughlin Farm-to-School Program. The program had not previously had precise objectives, but the law now states that one of its purposes is to “maximize use by Vermont schools of fresh and locally grown, produced, or processed food.” The law more precisely provides that, “It is the goal of the Farm-to-School Program to establish a food system that by 2025 … purchases 50 percent of food from local or regional food sources.”