Led by Secretary Tom Vilsack, this year the U.S. Department of Agriculture implemented several initiatives that supported local foods and promoted consumer education. In February the agency launched the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass, an interactive website intended to support the KYF initiative that was launched in 2009 to promote local food systems. The website, www.usda.gov/KYFcompass, includes features such as an informational video, blog, case studies, map that ...

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