Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan unveiled on Wednesday the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass,” which is an interactive web-based document and map highlighting USDA support for local and regional food projects and successful producer, business, and community case studies. During Wednesday’s live webinar, Secretary Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Merrigan emphasized how local and regional food systems across the country create additional economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs; expand healthy food access; and meet growing customer demand.

The compass contains a section specifically related to meat and poultry that, according to USDA’s press release, “showcases resources for local meat and poultry producers and small processors to succeed in local markets.”

A link to the food compass can be found here.

 

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