WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture here has launched “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food,” a new initiative geared toward marketing and promoting the consumption of locally raised foods. The new program, which will initially receive $65 million in funding, was announced earlier this month by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan. “An American people that is more engaged with their food supply will create new income opportunities for American ...

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