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Local Food Economics Resource and Journal Directory


Evaluating the scale and technical efficiency among farms and ranches with a local market orientation. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.
Bauman, A., D. Thilmany, and B.B.R. Jablonski. 2017.


Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics: A Method for Evaluating the Economic Contribution of a Local Food System
Philip Watson, Stephen Cooke, David Kay, Greg Alward, and Alfonso Morales


Union of Concerned Scientists
Dawn Thilmany McFadden


Economic impacts of local food systems: Future research priorities: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
Jeffrey K. O’Hara, Union of Concerned Scientists
Rich Pirog, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems


Critical reflections on the USDA local food economics toolkit: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
David Conner, Florence Becot, and Diane Imrie
University of Vermont


Exploring Localized Economic Dynamics: Methods-Driven Case Studies of Transformation and Growth in Agricultural and Food Markets
Allison Bauman and Dawn Thilmany McFadden

Journal of Extenstion: Resource for Evaluating the Economic Impact of Local Food System Initiatives


Assessing the Economic Impacts of Local Food System Producers by Scale: A Case Study From New York
Todd M. Schmit, Becca B. R. Jablonski, and Yuri Mansury


Assessing the Economic Impacts of Food Hubs on Regional Economies: A Framework that Includes Opportunity Cost

B. B. R. Jablonski, T. M. Schmit, and D. Kay


Choices Article: What We Know and Don't Know About the Economic Development Benefits of Local Food Systems

David W. Hughes and Kathryn A. Boys


Choices Theme Overview: Community Economics of Local Foods

Steven Deller and Maureen Stickel


Choices Article: Do Farm-to-School Programs Create Local Economic Impacts?

Florence Becot, Jane M. Kolodinsky, Erin Roche, Alexandra E. Zipparo, Linda Berlin, Erin Buckwalter, and Janet McLaughlin

Evaluating the Economic Impact of Farmers’ Markets Using an Opportunity Cost Framework
David W. Hughes, Cheryl Brown, Stacy Miller, and Tom McConnell

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