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Idaho Legislators ♥ Idaho Food

Some of you may think, as I do, that the 2011 Idaho Legislature was just wasting this session and all of its energy on ire elevating topics like education changes, guns in college, end of life decisions and so on. But that simply isn't true. Take Idaho Senate concurrent resolution #SCR103, for example. Puh-leez. Not only does the resolution encourage the "production, distribution, and consumption" of Idaho grown food in the state of Idaho, but it also declares Sept. 5 to be "The Day of Idaho Food" in this "The Year of Idaho Food." Quoth the resolution: " ... every citizen of the state be encouraged to enjoy the products of our state's soils and waters and extend appreciation to our farmers, large and small, by eating at least one food that is grown in Idaho and learning the significance of that food to our families, communities and the state of Idaho, in celebration of our proud food and agricultural heritage." Full text here. (AP file photo)

Question: Now a Legislature that likes farmers and Idaho food can't be all bad, right?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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