What's on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

 

August 11, 2019



NEW YORK (AP) — School lunch menus already have Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Now some may get Trade Mitigation Thursdays.

This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little known consequence of President Donald Trump's trade disputes. The products are coming from the Department of Agriculture, which is giving away the $1.2 billion in foods it's buying to help farmers hurt by trade negotiations.

A Maryland district is awaiting a truckload of canned kidney beans — one of several "trade mitigation" items schools were offered.

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