Each month we do our best to highlight useful resources. We hope you enjoy what we've dug up!
June 2013: Locally Sourced Food Movement: A Study of Brands, Opportunity and Trust
"First in a series of research studies dedicated to advancing knowledge on the issues and trends most important to our agriculture and food system clients"
"On a deeper level, we want to fundamentally understand how people behave, why they behave that way and what influences their behavior..."
May 2013: Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms
The share of U.S. farms operated by women nearly tripled over the past three decades. Using Census of Agriculture data from 1978 through 2007, this report provides detailed information about women farmers and the types of farms they operate.
Published April 2013
April 2013: The Fruit & Vegetable Program News
From the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Winter/Spring 2013 Edition. Includes information about the SPecialty Crops Inspection Division, USDA Market News, and more. Click the picture to learn more.
March 2013: How to Advocate Locally for Sustainable Food and Farms - A Brief How-To Manual
February 2013: Barriers to the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices: Working Farmer and Change Agent Perspectives from Southern SARE
January 2013: Seed Saving as a Farm Enterprise by Holly Whitesides