Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Center Document 2012 Economic Impacts of Iowa's Regional Food Systems Working Group

November 2013

Corry Bregendahl and Arlene Enderton, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

This report summarizes the statewide impact of the local food industry on Iowa's economy in connection with efforts of the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG). The report measured four indicators of economic change: local food sales by farmers, local food purchases by grocery stores, restaurants and institutions, job creation and funds leveraged to support development of regional food systems. Additional information here

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