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
01/19/16 Why Local Food Matters: Views from the National Landscape Debra Tropp, USDA AMS
08/07/13 Assessing the Economic Impact of Regional Food Hubs: The Case of Regional Access Presentation Todd Schmit, Becca Jablonski, & David Kay
12/16/15 Emerging Marketing and Business Strategies Tim Woods and Matt Ernst
06/18/14 Networking Across the Supply Chain: Transportation Innovations in Local and Regional Food Systems Lindsey Day-Farnsworth, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; Michelle Miller, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
09/20/12 Regional Food Hubs and Food Value Chains: Improving Market Access for Local Producers Through Innovative Distribution Jim Barham and Debra Tropp, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service; Carolyn Dimitri, New York University
03/03/15 Exploring Regional Produce Procurement in Detroit Public Schools Amy Rosenthal, School Food FOCUS; JoAnne Berkenkamp, Tomorrow’s Table
01/20/12 Show Me the Money: Business Planning for Farmer Markets Lynda Brushett Ph.D. Cooperative Development Institute
01/20/12 Marketing the Farmers' Market Lynda Brushett, Ph.D. Cooperative Development Institute
08/16/08 Emerging Opportunities for Local Food in U.S. Consumer Markets Debra Tropp, USDA AMS
01/21/12 Assessing Alternative Food Distribution Models James Barham, Ph.D. Economist USDA-AMS Marketing Services Division