The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

Senate passes Collins-Udall potato amendment

The Agriculture Department would not be able to limit the number of times per week that schools can serve potatoes and other starchy vegetables for the next year under an amendment proposed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. and passed by the Senate by unanimous consent late today. Read More...

Collins backs potatoes, asks for rewrite of school meal rule

A long-standing behind-the-scenes battle over the Obama administration’s writing of the rule governing food served in the school lunch and breakfast programs broke into the open today when Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged the Agriculture Department to rewrite the proposed rule to make it easier to serve white potatoes and other starchy vegetables or face legislative restrictions. Read More...