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Work begins on new Local Food and Farm Initiative

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Iowa’s new Local Food and Farm Initiative aims to boost production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption of Iowa-grown food. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, ISU Extension and Outreach and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are working together in this effort to increase farmer profitability and the number of jobs in local foods.

“This initiative is designed to get more of the food we produce here in Iowa on the table while keeping more of the food dollar on the farm,” Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said.

This article appeared in September 2011 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter