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Vermont conducts farmers market price study

Commonly purchased foods can be affordably priced at Vermont farmers' markets, a study by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) found.  Last year, VAAFM conducted a pilot research project to address the... more »

USDA resource helps food hubs improve performance

A new resource from the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service will help food hubs improve their financial performance. Food hubs are a businesses or organizations that manage the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of locally-produced food. [caption id="attachment_10781" align="alignright"... more »

Selling directly to consumers helps farms stay in business

Opportunities to buy food directly from farmers, in urban and rural areas, have increased considerably in recent years. The number of farms that sold food at roadside stands, farmers’ markets, pick-your-own farms, onfarm stores, and... more »

South Dakota farmers market grants available

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has grant funds available to support local farmers markets. Proposals for the Farmers Market Grower Grants will be accepted from any current farmers market or any group interested... more »

USDA conducting first local foods survey

The USDA has begun conducting the 2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting this first-time survey to produce official benchmark data on the local food sector in the United States. The... more »

Study will look at impact of Michigan farmers markets

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) has received a $60,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA to conduct an economic impact study of Michigan farmers markets. Planning began in November of 2015 and the... more »

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