Amid Farm Bill cuts, chickpeas and lentils may get a boost

In a recent article in The Spokesman-Review:

"On Friday, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced an amendment to bring peas and lentils into the school breakfast and lunch programs.

The measure would increase funding for research on s-called pulse crops which include dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. Scientists who study the health and nutrition of these crops would receive grants totaling $125 million over the next five years if the initiative passes with the farm bill later this year."

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