Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 7-13 "National Farmers Market Week"

August 2016
Evaluation of PPPIAD Project on Cotton;8/30/2016, p1
The article reports that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has signed a proclamation declaring August 7 to August 13, 2016 as "17th National Farmers Market Week." Topics discussed include importance of the week for growth of farmers markets and their role in supporting both urban and rural communities; Elanor Starmer, administrator at the U.S. Agricultural Marketing Service, expected to visit the market week; and investment on food businesses by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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