(AP) - Oxford officials say they don't know if they'll be able to create a city-run farmers' market anytime soon.
The Oxford Park Commission received a $56,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but the city needs the state Legislature's permission to create the market.
Lawmakers routinely approve dozens of local & private bills each session to let city and county governments do specific projects. Freshman state Rep. Brad Mayo, a Republican from Oxford, says the bill for the farmers' market was 1 of about 40 local & private proposals that died because the legislative session ended three days early.
The Oxford Eagle reports some of the federal grant could be spent on a pavilion and other infrastructure for a farmers' market. Mayor Pat Patterson and other officials are figuring out what's next.