Americans eating fewer fruits & vegetables

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I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

The U.S. and China, holding their first face-to-face meetings since President Biden took office.And they’re off to a bit of a rocky start. The two sides sparring on the first day of meetings in Anchorage, Alaska.”

The House passed a pair of immigration bills. The first bill clears a path to citizenship for about 2-point-5 million undocumented immigrants. The second focuses on farmworkers. 30-Republicans joined in support of that measure. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act says employees must have worked at least 180- days in the last two years, to qualify for a five-year work visa. They can get permanent legal status if they pay a 1-thousand dollar fee and demonstrate work history.

Americans are eating fewer fruits and vegetables. That’s according to a study from the Better Health Foundation. It reports people are eating produce just once a day, that’s down 10-percent since 2004. And researchers say the data indicates the trend is worsening every year.

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