11/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

USDA to Unveil Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative

I think the potential is enormous, especially in formerly industrial cities, where the big factories are not going to come back, but there are large tracts of vacant land that already have water mains (think irrigation) running under them. Each of these cities spends billions of dollars for food, and can generate significant local income by building the farms and distribution channels needed to cycle that food within city borders.

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