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 Author
01/13/12 The Influence of Agency Policy on the Development of Local Food Systems Dave Shipman, USDA AMS
01/12/12 Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to New Markets Errol Bragg, USDA AMS; Jim Barham, USDA AMS
01/07/12 Regional Food Hubs: Understanding the Scope & Scale of Food Hub Operations Jim Barham, USDA AMS
02/03/12 Further Findings from USDA and the National Food Hub Collaboration James Barham, Ph.D. Economist USDA-AMS Marketing Services Division
10/16/13 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
09/13/11 Results of Dot Survey USDA Outdoor Farmers Market Edward Ragland, USDA Economist
03/04/16 Exploring CSA - Research and Extension Insights Debra Tropp, USDA AMS; Tim Woods, – University of Kentucky, Ag Economics
07/29/16 Practitioner’s Guide to Conducting an Economic Impact Todd M. Schmit, Becca B.R. Jablonski, and David Kay
12/18/13 Assessing the Economic Impacts of Regional Food Hubs: the Case of Regional Access Todd M. Schmit
01/10/17 Farmers Market Promotion Program 2016 Highlights