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John Deere enthusiasts may enjoy new Ag Department blog

Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/15/2010
People who are into John Deere equipment and memorabilia may wonder how they can connect further with the people who use it to produce the nation's food supply.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to make this possible through the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, which was launched by Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack last year. The goal of the program is to help farmers and people in their area come together and further cement connections at the region and local level.

Recently, the program saw a new feature added through a blog that will share stories of farmers finding success through the program. The Ideas and Stories postings will also be a place where people can share their thoughts on agriculture.

"This showcase will serve as a hub of ideas, local success stories, and USDA resources that showcase and strengthen the link between local production and local consumption that benefits producers of all sizes," Vilsack said.

Another way consumers may be able to connect with producers is through attending the variety of farmers markets and fairs that are featured during this time of year.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19893258-ADNFCR