BURLINGTON, Vt. (MONDAY, June 20, 2016) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Monday announced more than $1 million in new grants to support local agriculture and promote healthy communities. The grantees include Green Mountain Farm to School and Wholesome Wave, the Vermont Department of Health, and the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies. The grants were awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) and the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) programs, both authorized in the Leahy-led Farm Bills of 2008 and 2014.
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