Buying Local Offers Opportunities for Farmers, Consumers

Gary Cooper Alabama, Citrus, Florida, General, Georgia, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

As it becomes more expensive to ship produce far distances, farmers all over the country are re-discovering how valuable local markets for fresh farm products can be, both for the farmers and consumers. Florida is the fourth most populous state in the nation, yet it remains a top ten state in ag production. This story from USDA explores the trend of buying local, and what it means for all involved.