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Wal-Mart kicks off locally grown program in Tulsa

Tulsa_Wal-Mart is announcing plans to buy more produce from Oklahoma farmers as part of its "locally grown'' program.

The Arkansas-based retail giant started the program nationwide recently and says it will keep prices down while supporting local economies and cutting its shipping and fuel costs.  Officials say buying from local farmers also adds to a consumer's peace of mind, especially after the recent salmonella outbreak in the U.S. That affected more than 1,000 people.

Wal-Mart plans to put signs in its stores pointing out locally grown produce.

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