Denver (AP) -- Colorado Senators are going to bat for the State's Potato Industry as the Obama Administration wrangles over school food standards. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet say they're worried after the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed delivering more fruits, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains; while limiting the servings of starchy vegetables, including potatoes. According to the Denver Post, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has suggested changing the rules on what can be served to more than 31 million kids for lunch, including nearly 400,000 in Colorado. Udall says potatoes are getting a bad rap that could cripple the nearly $300 million industry in Colorado.
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