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Sweet potato is officially Alabama's state vegetable

Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill on Friday.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021 3:20 PM

The sweet potato is now the official state vegetable of Alabama!

Gov. Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 171 on Friday.

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 homeschool class submitted the idea.

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