(a) According to the West Virginia Farm Bureau state schools alone currently purchase
$100 million of food from out-of-state sources.
(b) Locally grown food is healthier and more beneficial to the environment than food
imported from other states and other countries.
(c) This article will:
(1) Stimulate the agricultural economy of the state, especially in its economically
depressed areas, and allow small farmers to expand operations as well as act as an
incentive to new people to begin farming;
(2) Encourage state-funded institutions to begin growing their own produce, thus enabling
people to learn and practice agricultural techniques, as well as lowering operational
costs of those institutions; and
(3) Spur self-sufficiency and economic independence of those who learn and engage
in agricultural activities.
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