How are farmers working to eliminate food deserts?
Local farmers’ markets continue to increase in numbers with more than 8,200 across the country. Additionally, several farming and ranching organizations are looking at ways to eliminate or reduce food deserts through education, bringing food into struggling areas, donating food and making donations to hunger relief organizations. State Farm Bureaus in particular have taken a proactive approach to assisting food deserts. For example, Ohio Farm Bureau provided funds to Rural Action to get fresh produce to rural areas.