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USDA is launching a year-long, progressive storytelling effort that focuses on capturing how the Department under the Obama Administration has invested in and achieved results for farmers, ranchers, rural communities and every American. Today, USDA supports and invests in local and regional food projects, but that wasn’t always the case. Seven years of investments in local food systems and organic operations have increased diversity in agriculture, created more options for consumers and helped to cement the important role that American agriculture plays in feeding American families and a growing world population.
Each month in 2016, USDA will release a new “chapter” of the story, focused on one aspect of our investment in Americans, rural and urban alike, over the past eight years. Learn how USDA’s programs have supported a growing movement to better connect producers with consumers and expand rural economic opportunities to help more farmers stay on the farm.