Sixteen community projects have been selected to receive assistance through the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) program. Partner communities will work with a team of experts to identify local assets and opportunities that can support local food enterprises and set goals for leveraging those resources in ways that spur revitalization. They then develop an implementation plan and help identify potential resources from participating federal agencies. Since its launch in 2014, LFLP has helped 78 communities develop local food enterprises – such as farmers markets, community gardens, and cooperative grocery stores – that improve environmental, economic and health outcomes. LFLP is sponsored by USDA,the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Delta Regional Authority. This year, the program will assist the communities in: Elba, Ala.; Anchorage, Alaska; Phoenix, Ariz.; Helena, Ark.; Hindman, Ky.; Beddeford, Maine; Duck Hill, Miss.; Farmington, N.M.; Cortland, N.Y.; Andarko, Okla.; Indiana, Pa.; North Charleston, S.C.; and Hopewell, Va. Click here for descriptions of the various community projects.
For more news go to: www.Agri-Pulse.com