Farmers' Markets: The USDA Role

RS21652 -- Farmers' Markets: The USDA Role

Updated January 3, 2006


Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have created a number of programs aimed at promoting farmers' markets. Policy issues include the extent to which the programs contribute to the markets' success, and the need if any for additional governmental support. This report will be updated if significant developments ensue.