Farm-to-school legislation sees a nationwide increase

From 2012 to 2013, 20 states passed farm-to-school-related legislation and 17 other states introduced this concept.

Jan. 8—Twenty states passed farm to school-related legislation in 2012 and 2013, and 17 other states introduced legislation, reports an updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey released today.

Prepared by legal researchers at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), the State Farm to School Legislative Survey 2002-2013 provides a summary of each farm to school-related bill proposed since 2002, whether enacted, defeated, or still pending. The update revises NFSN’s August 2011 survey and may be viewed online at