Resources Available for Farmers to Learn More About Local Foods Market

Audio provided as a service to farm broadcasters by the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.
Audio with Ray Hansen, AgMRC Program Director.

Suggested Lead: Interest in the local foods market in the United States continues to grow. Financially - Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Program Director Ray Hansen says USDA’s Agricultural Resource and Management Survey shows local food sales totaled an estimated 6.1-billion dollars in 2012.

Hansen says farmers should look at launching a local foods business for two reasons…tape
Cut #1               :11                                O.C…”producers’ interest.”
There are three things farmers need to understand about the local foods market - according to Hansen…tape

Cut #2               :53                                O.C…”under those.”

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is dedicated to helping farmers understand value-added agriculture opportunities. Visit AG M-R-C dot org ( for resources on the local foods market.