Why Local Food Matters: Views from the National Landscape

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?
Publication Date
Debra Tropp, USDA AMS
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