Released April 20, 2012
CHICAGO – The U. S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the first Regional Food Hub Resource Guide, bolstering its commitment to expand market opportunities for small and mid-sized producers. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan introduced the new resource guide today at the National Good Food Network Food Hub Collaboration conference.
"The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide is an important tool to help promote local and regional efforts to support small and medium sized producers," said Merrigan. "Food hubs play a critical role in developing stronger supply chains and addressing the infrastructure challenges while supporting food access, regional economic development and job creation."
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