Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets: Study Highlights

August 8, 2017 - Author: Laura Goddeeris, John Mann, Jeff O'Hara, Rich Pirog, Steve Miller

This brief summarizes key findings and next steps from a study conducted by Michigan State University, in partnership with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Fair Food Network, evaluating the estimated potential economic influences of SNAP incentives on farmers and markets. The study is the first to use USDA Census of Agriculture county-level direct to consumer sales data (DTC) as a proxy for market sales to isolate the effects of SNAP authorization and the presence of SNAP incentive programs on farmer sales.

This brief is authored by: 

  • Laura Goddeeris, Specialist, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems
  • John Mann, Assistant Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
  • Jeff O’Hara, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Steve Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
  • Rich Pirog, Director, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets: Study Highlights 

 


Related Topic Areas

Economic Impact Analysis of Local and Regional Food Systems


Authors

Rich Pirog

Rich Pirog
517-353-0694
rspirog@msu.edu

Steve Miller

Steve Miller
517-355-2153
mill1707@msu.edu


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Center for Regional Food Systems

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