The sweet potato could soon be the official state vegetable of Alabama.
The Alabama Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill to name the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.
The House of Representatives voted 94-4 for the bill, sending it on to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature.
Alabama has a long list of official state emblems, including an official state fruit, bird and amphibian.
Like others, the bill to elevate the tuber started as a classroom idea. A Harvest home school class submitted the idea.
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