USDA Unveils New Food Hub GuidePosted: April 26, 2012
On Friday, April 20th, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan introduced the USDA's first Regional Food Hub Resource Guide. The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide is part of USDA's commitment to expand market opportunities for local and regional food systems. The guide aims to connect and support small- to medium-sized producers nationwide and help strengthen their operations from the ground up.
"The new guide is the most comprehensive handbook on food hubs ever available," said Merrigan. "Now farmers, buyers, researchers, consumers or anyone interested in creating a food hub in their community can tap into a single resource to find the information that they need."