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)

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June 29, 2020
The Western Ag Econ virtual meetings begin this am. Happy to see we can still share our work even when we cannot gather. https://t.co/qZUHZZemVW localfoodecon photo
June 25, 2020
Excited to be a partner organization in this amazing collaboration. “Colorado State food systems researchers are sharing in a $1 million cooperative research agreement to conduct a national study on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on local food systems.” https://t.co/hi6YQiVOIZ
June 11, 2020
Worthy of reading: "Trying to Reason with History and Policy in a Time of Crisis," at farmDoc Daily. https://t.co/nuTO20vlT1
June 9, 2020
Excited to be on this project with the University of Kentucky to gather an amazing set of local, direct and diversified food supply chain partners... https://t.co/u5eJMuytvu

@CSU_foodsystems @Timothy24377074 @USDA_AMS @rebeccabr
May 29, 2020
Young Farmers Worry About Access to USDA Aid.
From our friends at @YoungFarmers Coalition:

May 26, 2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Resources are Now Available Paul Goeringer https://t.co/Ixet0s9nsH
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