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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.

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