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Can Walmart revive the local farm?

March 2, 2010

Walmart doesn’t just sell organic food in its stores. It’s also established a plan to sell local food:

The program, which Walmart calls Heritage Agriculture, will encourage farms within a day’s drive of one of its warehouses to grow crops that now take days to arrive in trucks from states like Florida and California. In many cases the crops once flourished in the places where Walmart is encouraging their revival, but vanished because of Big Agriculture competition.

While the success of the program is far from certain, Walmart says the company hopes to revive local economies and farms communities across the country.

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