National Farm to School Network has updated their policy scan. See the State Farm to School Legislative Survey: 2002-2013.
The Colorado Farm to School Task Force regularly undertakes 50 state legislative scans to track and learn how other states support farm to school directly and indirectly through related food and agricultural policy initiatives:
This fifty state legislative scan covers nine topical areas relevant to farm to school.
Research and legislative scans on the health and economic benefits of farm to school and the legislative methods by which state have supported local producers to meet the food safety requirements of local institutional buyers such as schools.
This report is the third in a series of policy scans of the 50 states published by the Colorado Farm to School Task Force. The update provides a summary of farm to school legislation, enacted or still pending, between November 2013 to October 2014.
This is the second in a series of annual 50-state surveys commissioned by the Colorado Farm to School Task Force in partnership with CDPHE’s Prevention Services Division. The survey synthesizes 2013 legislative trends on farm to school, school nutrition, childhood obesity and other healthy food topics. UPDATED: Fall 2013.
The Colorado Farm to School Task Force commissioned this report to examine legislative trends relevant to farm to school. This is a 50 state review of trends on farm to school, school food reform, school health and related issues.
The Colorado Farm to School Task Force commissioned this report to investigate the variety of approaches that states are using to address farm food safety. The report reflects the findings of a 50-state survey of farm food safety initiatives, demonstrating the diversity and creativity driving farm food safety initiatives across the nation.
Commissioned by the Farm to School Task Force, this report examines individual procurement statutes, describes six nationwide trends and details Colorado’s current procurement statute governing local food purchases. In sum, the District of Columbia and 28 states use statutory preference policies to promote the purchase of food produced within the state. Nationwide trends for local food purchasing preference policies include: (1) Tie-Breaker Preference, (2) Price Reasonably Exceeds Preference, (3) Price Percentage Preference, (4) Reciprocal Preference, (5) Quotas and (6) Grants.