Know your farmer, know your food

A new Web site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food," aims to support local farmers, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating and protect natural resources.

"This is a USDA-wide effort to create new economic opportunities by better connecting consumers with local producers. It is also the start of a national conversation about the importance of understanding where your food comes from and how it gets to your plate. Today, there is too much distance between the average American and their farmer and we are marshalling resources from across USDA to help create the link between local production and local consumption."

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