Why Local Food Matters: Views from the National Landscape

January 19, 2016
Author: 
Debra Tropp, USDA AMS
Presentation Overview:
  • What do we mean by local food?
  • Relationship of local food to U.S. food system
    • Importance of local food demand
    • Growth of local food marketing outlets
    • Demand drivers and trends 
  • What does the future of local food look like?
    • Is there room for further growth?
  • How do AMS programs facilitate market access for local food?