Sustainability 2010, 2(1), 232-251; doi:10.3390/su2010232
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Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainable Food Systems in Northeastern Kansas

1 Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA 2 Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA 3 Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA
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Received: 19 November 2009; Accepted: 6 January 2010 / Published: 12 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Agriculture)
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Abstract: Survey responses of producers and institutional buyers in northeastern Kansas (United States) were analyzed to understand barriers and opportunities for sustainable food systems in the region where their emergence has been limited. Producers and buyers identified barriers previously noted regarding mismatches of available quantities and prices. Producers’ enthusiasm to supply locally exceeded buyers’ interest to source locally. Transportation was identified as one of the major concerns by producers, and their responses to choice tasks revealed producers’ preferences to sell locally while pricing their products to secure sales revenue and to cover their logistics expenses at least partially.
Keywords: barriers; choice tasks; farm-to-institution; survey; sustainable food systems; Great Plains

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Peterson, H.H.; Selfa, T.; Janke, R. Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainable Food Systems in Northeastern Kansas. Sustainability 2010, 2, 232-251.

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Peterson HH, Selfa T, Janke R. Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainable Food Systems in Northeastern Kansas. Sustainability. 2010; 2(1):232-251.

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Peterson, Hikaru Hanawa; Selfa, Theresa; Janke, Rhonda. 2010. "Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainable Food Systems in Northeastern Kansas." Sustainability 2, no. 1: 232-251.

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