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We just took an exciting step forward in protecting national service and the health of our nation’s kids. Congress has signed into law a bipartisan spending bill for the 2018 federal fiscal year, and while the bill as a whole is a mixed bag, it does include wins for national service and healthy-food education—progress that your voices helped make happen.
This month’s policy brief is a call to action on two things: funding for national service and showing support for the Local FARMS Act of 2017, which helps communities prosper through farm to fork investments, helps consumers access fresh food and reauthorizes the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program.
On Monday, President Trump released his Administration’s budget proposal for…