In a recent report, the USDA explored the local and regional food systems that exist throughout the country. It detailed the latest economic information on local producers and consumers and identified policies that could support local growth.
As the USDA’s blog notes, “Such up-to-date information on local foods is critical for understanding the evolution, growth and effects of local and regional food systems.”
Read a summary of the report at the USDA’s blog here or take a look at the report itself here.
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Central Vermont continues to have significant ties to the agricultural and forest‐based economies. In addition to direct economic contribution, farms and forests helps to define the Region’s cultural identity and provides Central Vermont residents with open space, recreational opportunities, aesthetic pleasure, and a sense of place.
Check out this snapshot of Central Vermont’s food systems, including agriculture data and economic trends!
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