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Gov. Brown signs bills to promote 'farm to fork' in California
Gov. Brown signs bills to promote 'farm to fork' in California

Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday he has signed a group of bills aimed at promoting the “farm to fork” movement in California that seeks to bring fresh produce and other foods closer to consumers, including many not served by grocery stores. Brown signed seven bills, including a measure that creates a state Office of Farm to Fork to promote food access and increase agricultural products available to schools and under-served communities. Assemblyman John Perez (D-Los Angeles) authored the bill, which puts the new office within the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Perez said in the state Democrats' weekly address recently that California was home to 81,000 farms...

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