USDA To Launch High Tunnel Pilot Study To Increase Availability of Locally Grown Foods

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan recently announced a new pilot project under the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative for farmers to establish high tunnels—also known as hoop houses—to increase the availability of locally grown produce in a conservation-friendly way. Secretary Merrigan and other Obama administration officials highlighted opportunities available for producers in a [...]