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Decorah organization to receive USDA grant for local food

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved grants to 71 organizations in 42 states working on getting locally grown farm products into school cafeterias.

In Iowa, Decorah-based Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative will get $95,600 to expand their program to more schools with a goal of increasing their local food purchase by 200 percent.

The projects across the U.S. will serve more than 13,000 schools and 2.8 million students.

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