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USDA updates online 'Know Your Farmer Compass'

The Agriculture Department today released an updated version of its online “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass.”

The new version, described as 2.0, includes new case studies updates the map and provides new data on farmers markets, food hubs, meat processors, and nutrition program utilization at farmers markets. The new version is also searchable by keyword or ZIP code radius.

The 2.0 compass was released in conjunction with a Google+ hangout called "Local Foods in Our Community As Told By Women" that USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan co-hosted today with Jon Carson, director of public engagement at the White House.