Sign up for the
Weekly Harvest Newsletter!

Published every Wednesday, the Weekly Harvest e-newsletter is a free Web digest of sustainable agriculture news, resources, events and funding opportunities gleaned from the Internet. See past issues of the Weekly Harvest.
Sign up here

Sign up for the Weekly Harvest Newsletter

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

Master Publication List

Search Our Databases

Urban Agriculture

Energy Alternatives

Beginning Farmer

Field Crops

Horticultural Crops

Livestock & Pasture

Value-Added Food Products

Local Food Systems

Food Safety

Marketing, Business & Risk Management

Organic Farming

Pest Management

Soils & Compost

Water Management

Ecological Fisheries and Ocean Farming

Other Resources

Sign Up for The Dirt E-News

Home Page

Contribute to NCAT


Newsletter sign up button

· Privacy Policy · Newsletter Archives

RSS Icon XML Feeds

RSS 2.0: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunities Atom: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunities


NCAT strives to make our information available to everyone who needs it. If you are a limited-access or low-income farmer and find that one of our publications is just not in your budget, please call 800-346-9140.


How are we doing?


Home  > Breaking News

Breaking News

Permalink Local Governments Look at Economic Development Potential of Local Food

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission has made agriculture the centerpiece of economic development for 11 towns, reports the Telegram & Gazette. Planners identified 700 farms in the region, producing a diversity of goods, and surveyed farmers about their practices and needs. The planners are building on cooperative efforts among farmers to increase productivity and efficiency, and they are exploring ways to foster distribution and help bring products to market.
Meanwhile, in Lexington, Kentucky, the Office of Economic Development has created a new position of local food coordinator, says the Lexington Herald-Leader. The new coordinator will work with Central Kentucky farmers to help them find markets for their meat and produce and will help educate and create more individual and institutional demand for locally produced food. The position is funded through private grants, agriculture development funds, and $25,000 from the city.



More Breaking News

« Pennsylvania Adds 26 Farms to Preservation Program :: Publication Examines History of Local Food Movement »


No Comments for this post yet...

Breaking News Archives