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USDA introduces 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass'

from Progressive Grocer

Recently, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan unveiled the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass. The interactive Web-based document and map highlights USDA support for local and regional food projects, as well as successful producer, business and community case studies. According to Vilsack and Merrigan, local and regional food systems across the country offer economic opportunities for area farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs while increasing the number of farmers, expanding healthy food access and building strong infrastructures. more

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