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.
Iowa State University
Bregendahl, Corene M. and Enderton, Arlene E., "2012 Economic Impacts of Iowa's Regional Food Systems Working Group" (2013). Leopold Center Publications and Papers. 42.