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Farmers Markets Could Generate Tens of Thousands of New Jobs with Modest Federal Support, New Report Finds
They’re Growing Nationally, but Federal Policies Favoring Industrial Agriculture Hold Them Back
Union of Concerned Scientists – Aug 4, 2011
WASHINGTON – Over the last several decades, thousands of farmers markets have been popping up…
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More than 1,000 New Farmers Markets Recorded Across Country as USDA Directory Reveals 17 Percent Growth
USDA AMS – Aug 5, 2011
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2011 – More than 1,000 new farmers markets have been recorded across the country, according to results released today in the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s 2011 National Farmers Market Directory.

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USDA Launches Online Resource to Help Producers Get Products to Market, Bolster Local and Regional Economies
Agriculture Marketing Service – Jul 12, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011-The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) launched an online resource today that makes it easier than ever for small and mid-sized producers to find markets for their products.
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New Reports Dispel Notions of a Booming Farm Sector
Barriers to Credit and Low Net Cash Farm Income Erode Viability of Farms During Great Recession
Farm Aid – Apr 11, 2011
WASHINGTON – Two critical reports released today contradict the prevailing notion that family farmers are earning record incomes and describe a shortage of credit available to farmers.
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