New USDA ERS Publication on Local Food, Rural Development

From the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC): USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) has released the December issue of its quarterly publication, Amber Waves.  This issue has several articles that might be of interest to followers of NSAC’s work, as the articles address issues such as rural development, farm labor, and local food systems.  Click here to access the December issue of Amber Waves. The articles include:

  • “Varied Interests Drive Growing Popularity of Local Foods” a discussion of the growing local food movement, including the contentious definition of “local,” the various demands of consumers when it comes to local foods, and the increase of direct-to-consumer sales in local food systems over the last decade.

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