Harvest Public Media

1:52pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Agriculture

Can Small Farms Benefit From Wal-Mart’s Push Into Local Foods?

Produce broker Herman Farris stands in the parking lot of the east-side Wal-Mart in Columbia, Mo., before heading to St. Louis to pick up a shipment of bananas for Wal-Mart.
Abbie Fentress Swanson Harvest Public Media

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is muscling in on one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food.

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