Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan unveiled the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass Wednesday. This interactive web-based document and map highlights USDA support for local and regional food projects and successful producer, business and community case studies.

While hosting a live webinar, the Secretaries emphasized how local and regional food systems across the country create additional economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs, expand healthy food access and meet growing customer demand