Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress
by Sarah A. Low, Aaron Adalja, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Nigel Key, Stephen Martinez, Alex Melton, Agnes Perez, Katherine Ralston, Hayden Stewart, Shellye Suttles, Stephen Vogel, and Becca B.R. Jablonski
Administrative Publication No. (AP-068) 89 pp, January 2015
This USDA report provides an overview of local and regional food systems across several dimensions. It details the latest economic information on local food producers, consumers, and policy, relying on findings from several national surveys and a synthesis of recent literature to assess the current size of and recent trends in local and regional food systems.
You can download the pdf here (or through the link below), or access it and more info on the USDA website: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ap-administrative-publication/ap-068.aspxResource Website