Could you help me with leads to sources and your own
thoughts on a topic that often comes my way , especially from visitors from
other countries. These are from people active in community action, coops,
consumer groups who want to know
" What is going on with American Agriculture- what are the trends,
main areas undergoing change,and what do different
people(public as well as producers) think about all of this?"
For starters, there are major moves towards centralization(the big
getting bigger, corporations moving into value added products like
producing salad mixes , etc to get more of the consumer food dollar). At
the same time the trend towards niche markets, sustainable produce ,
farmer's markets which help the producer retain more of the consumer dollar
continues to grow.
Thanks for your feedback,