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Locally-raised bison meat to be introduced into Miami Public Schools lunch program

Posted: 10:56 AM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-16 11:56:32-04
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MIAMI, Okla. — As the result of a federal Farm to School grants, Miami Public Schools, in conjunction with the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, will introduce locally-raised bison meat into the student lunch program.

The tribe will develop a partnership with the district to facilitate planning the introduction and regular consumption of the meat at the school.

It comes after more than $9 million in USDA grants was awarded across 42 states to increase the amount of healthy, local foods served in schools and create economic opportunities for nearby farmers.

The projects are expected to serve more than 3.2 million students in more than 5,400 schools.

“The farm to school grants announced today connect schools with the farmers, ranchers, and producers in their communities,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “Everybody wins with Farm to School. USDA is proud to help the next generation better understand where its food comes from, while strengthening local economies.”

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