USA: US produce industry cheers legislation to promote fruits, vegetables
Some 200 officials of fruit and vegetable grower and processor companies devoted three days in Washington to urge members of Congress to support pending legislation which would increase federal government activity designed to increase consumption of produce. Their annual policy conference was cheered by a proposal by the Senate Agriculture Committee chairman, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, to provide free fruits and vegetables to school children through US Department of Agriculture commodity purchasing programs.
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