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Farmers markets have big economic impact on Wyoming

Posted: Friday, Sep 21st, 2012

CASPER – Farmers markets throughout Wyoming contributed more than $1 million to the state’s economy in 2011, according to data recently compiled by the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division.

The information, collected by the Agribusiness Division and run through an economic impact model by David Taylor from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, found that direct sales of $800,000 also generated secondary sales of nearly $250,000. The results are based on responses collected by the Business Council from 14 of the 44 farmers markets operating in Wyoming.

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