Given the growing demand for local produce across the nation, the best thing the Kentucky Department of Agriculture could do for the state's growers and retailers, according to spokesman Bill Clary, was to open lines of communication. It was this thought that led the department to establish its MarketMaker:Kentucky website, which connects buyers and sellers of fresh produce throughout the state. Launched in February, the site utilizes a county-by-county search tool that lists and maps ...

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