State News
6:26 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Food hubs helping struggling farms

Crates of food t be shipped out to businesses in Chicago and east central Illinois
Credit Sean Powers / Harvest Public Media
“Food hubs” are popping up across the country. These food processing and distribution centers make it easier for restaurants, grocery stores, and others to buy local food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there are more than 220 of them in 40 states plus the District of Columbia. As Harvest Public Media's Sean Powers reports it’s a trend that’s not only helping struggling farms, but also bringing in new talent to agriculture.
Sean Powers reported on that story for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues. For more information, go online to www.HarvestPublicMedia.org.