Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Launched in 2009, the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program is an effort to improve local and regional food systems and create economic development in low-income communities by supporting small to mid-sized farms. In September 2009, the initiative awarded $4.8 million in grants through the Community Food Project's Competitive Grant Program and an additional $4.5 million through the Farmers Market Promotion Program. Recipients included urban agricultural focused organizations, including $300,000 to the Southside Community Land Trust in Providence, R.I., $75,000 to Growing Power, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI and $41,000 to the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture.

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