Wednesday, July 01, 2015

USDA releases updated state-by-state 'Made in Rural America' report

Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin are the top 10 states with federally funded local food projects, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's state-by-state "Made in Rural America" report released on Tuesday. (USDA graphic: Alabama report. Reports are available for every state)

USDA has invested more than $800 million in 29,100 local and regional food business and infrastructure projects in rural America over the past six years, with local food sales topping $11.7 billion in 2014, according to industry estimates, reports USDA. (Read more)

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