Evaluating structural and performance dynamics of a differentiated U.S. apple industry
There is a growing public interest, and consequently, support for public policies and programs to support local food systems. These programs aim to inform consumers about the potential benefits of local foods and influence consumers' choice among differentiable foods. As state promotion and marketing programs have been widely adopted throughout the country, demand for local produce and market opportunities for locally-branded products have increased significantly. Local promotion programs have also started to influence the structure of markets, as demand has stimulated a proliferation of ...