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Agriculture Deputy Secretary to travel to New Orleans, highlight economic opportunities

On Feb. 26, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and American celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme will visit a New Orleans farm to host a cooking demonstration and tasting of local produce with community farmers to highlight the strength and resiliency of American agriculture and economic opportunity associated with local and regional food production. 

On Feb. 26, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and American celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme will visit a New Orleans farm to host a cooking demonstration and tasting of local produce with community farmers to highlight the strength and resiliency of American agriculture and economic opportunity associated with local and regional food production.

Merrigan will announce a new USDA report that highlights new economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers by utilizing food hubs to aggregate their product. She will also highlight USDA’s commitment to increasing economic opportunities for local farmers and ranchers while expanding access to fresh, local foods.

An interactive view of USDA programs that support local and regional foods is available at the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass. The KYF Compass is a digital guide to USDA resources related to local and regional food systems. The Compass consists of an interactive U.S. map ofUSDA-supported local and regional food projects and an accompanying narrative documenting the results of this work through case studies, photos and video content. 

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