Food Value Chain Reports

Food value chains & food hubs represent an innovative business model in which agricultural producers, manufacturers, buyers, and other related supply chain actors form collaborative, transparent partnerships that attempt to combine product differentiation strategies with commitment to shared operational values and social mission goals.  Below are reports, articles and presentations with more insight into this area of agriculture & local economies.

Date Title Authorsort descending
01/17 Farmers Market Promotion Program 2016 Highlights
01/17 Farmers Market Promotion Program 2016 Report
03/15 Exploring Regional Produce Procurement in Detroit Public Schools Amy Rosenthal, School Food FOCUS; JoAnne Berkenkamp, Tomorrow’s Table
10/13 Impacts of Relationship Based Online Marketing and Social Media Use on Community Supported Agricultural CSA Programs Brian Butler, University of MD; Cathy Ridings, Lehigh University; Zach Zachariah, Lehigh University
01/12 The Influence of Agency Policy on the Development of Local Food Systems Dave Shipman, USDA AMS
01/16 Why Local Food Matters: Views from the National Landscape Debra Tropp, USDA AMS
08/08 Emerging Opportunities for Local Food in U.S. Consumer Markets Debra Tropp, USDA AMS
03/16 Exploring CSA - Research and Extension Insights Debra Tropp, USDA AMS; Tim Woods, – University of Kentucky, Ag Economics
09/11 Results of Dot Survey USDA Outdoor Farmers Market Edward Ragland, USDA Economist
01/12 Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to New Markets Errol Bragg, USDA AMS; Jim Barham, USDA AMS

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