Sweet potato could be Alabama’s official state vegetable

Apr 15, 2021

Credit Alabama News Network

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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