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Food and Farming


As food conglomerates and agribusinesses have taken over store shelves, they’ve used their growing market power to squeeze farmers and consolidate production in a handful of processing plants. This has led to vulnerability in our food supply and caused an economic crisis across much of rural America. But states and local communities have many policy tools for deconcentrating our food and farming industries and building a robust and resilient system of family farms and local food producers and retailers.

by Susan R. Holmberg and Zach Freed*

July 2020