Local Food Marketing Survey

The USDA recently released the results of it’s first-ever nationwide survey of local food marketing practices, and North Carolina ranked pretty high in the results.

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that North Carolina ranked 10th in the US in the number of farms that are selling foods locally, and ranked 11th in total direct farm sales.

In 2015, 5,249 North Carolina farms reported direct farm sales of food and value-added products, and brought in a combined total of over $187 million.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.