Farming, Food Access, Food Security, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, Supply Chains, Sustainable Agriculture
In 2015, the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences published the Symposium on American Food Resilience. The 27 articles in the Symposium explore the vulnerability and resilience of food production and distribution from a variety of perspectives, providing a wealth of material that can be mined by researchers, teachers, practitioners, and policy makers for application to their own circumstances.
This report is part of a multi-volume technical report series entitled Running a Food Hub, with this guide serving as a companion piece to other United States Department of Agriculture reports by providing in depth guidance on starting and running a food hub enterprise.
Equity, Farming, Food Justice, Policy & Advocacy
This article, published in 2015. examines racialized rhetoric in food and farming politics.
Equity, Food Justice, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, Worker Justice, Workforce
This annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system for food system practitioners, researchers, and educators.
Farming, Food Hubs, Local and Regional Food Systems, Metrics, Supply Chains
Are food hubs able to support themselves with their operations? What management decisions make the most financial difference? This 2015 report, coordinated by the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration presents a set of financial and operational performance benchmarks to measure and analyze food hubs. By attempting to establish a basis for comparing results across food hubs, a business sector that is both new and multipurpose, this study sheds light on food hubs as business enterprises. Determining such metrics is an important step in the local and regional food sector’s evolution.
Farming, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy
A 2015 survey from the National Young Farmers Coalition documenting how student loan debt prevents young people from pursuing careers in agriculture.
Conservation, Farm to Institution, Farming, Food Hubs, Food Safety, Local and Regional Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy, Supply Chains
This U.S. Department of Agriculture Report provides an overview of local and regional food systems across several dimensions.
Farm to Institution, Farming, Local and Regional Food Systems, Processes & Practices, Supply Chains
This report was developed to tell the story of Farm to Institution New England (FINE) and to better understand how network organizations can be an effective means for change.
This report documents unprecedented levels of spending from front groups, trade associations, anti-GMO labeling campaigns, federal check-off programs and vast corporate marketing budgets aimed at defusing public concern about the risks of chemical-intensive industrial agriculture and undermining the reputation of organic food.
Farming, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems
A Toolkit to Help Your Community Understand the Economic Impacts of Your Local Food System Initiatives, from the eXtension Local and Regional Food Systems Community of Practice