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The Economics of Local Food:

an Emerging Community of Practice

We are actively growing a new Community of Practice to help you and your community understand the ag and food enterprise viability, market dynamics and other key socio-economics metrics of local and regional food systems.

About Local Food Economics

This website provides a gateway for you to explore work going on throughout the US on food systems, and it continues to grow. Please consider joining our Community as a team member, or by nominating your project that has created original research and/or outreach content in this area. (Follow the Getting Involved menu above)

Latest Tweets

May 29, 2020
Young Farmers Worry About Access to USDA Aid.
From our friends at @YoungFarmers Coalition:

https://t.co/XON56p5LK8
May 26, 2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Resources are Now Available Paul Goeringer https://t.co/Ixet0s9nsH
May 8, 2020
Interesting resource tracking spending trends (and other health and economic patterns)....grocery spending up over 20%, somewhat offsetting the 50+% drop in restaurant spending, but interesting differences across states.....explore the data!

https://t.co/RtzE0lGnoN https://t.co/SC8aASCrLl
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May 4, 2020
During #COVID19, those who keep our kids fed, support family farmers & nourish communities have shown up for us. We want to show up for them. That's why we've launched a Relief Fund. Learn more to apply & make a donation to grow the fund at https://t.co/LFLKlTq8rs #farmtoschool https://t.co/t4SemtDaHk localfoodecon photo
May 4, 2020
SBA Update: Ag businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL Advance programs .... legislation, signed into law provided additional funding for ONLY farmers, ranchers and certain ag businesses affected by COVID-19.
https://t.co/kEdiZNF5NV
May 4, 2020
Tourism in Colorado has been greatly impacted by COVID. Join our REDI webinar for a discussion with Jill Corbin from the Colorado Tourism office on plans to renew and support the travel sector.
Wed May 6th at 1 pm (MST)
RSVP:
https://t.co/9HvZ2cRZSi…/form/SV_1HeDZ7lpMFoqxKJ https://t.co/kQQ76S8GzB
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