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Community Food Assessments help us better understand our food system.
Learn more about local food in Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties of North Idaho.
We are continuing to collect Community Food Assessments from around the state. If you have an assessment or report from this region, contact Colette DePhelps (cdephelps@uidaho.edu) to get it listed. 
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Slaughter Facility Concept Design Study

Clearwater Economic Development Association & the Greater Palouse Meat Producers 2015

 

Commissioned by the Greater Palouse Meat Producers, this study examined options for USDA certified slaughter facilities that would meet the needs of producers in north central Idaho.

Study Report

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Life Cycle Assessment of Locally Produced Beef

Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Locally Produced Beef in the Palouse Region of the Northwestern U.S.  2013-2014

 

This University of Idaho research study compared emissions from small livestock operations raising cattle to the point of slaughter with a system using large confined animal feeding operations.

Palouse Journal Article

Northwestern Region Journal Article

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Livestock Study

Increasing Prosperity for Small Farms Through Sustainable Livestock Production, Processing and Marketing 

2014

 

This University of Idaho project examined whether increased production and processing of livestock for local and regional markets was a feasible economic development strategy in rural areas of northern Idaho.

Project Summary

Full Journal Article

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Local Food Capacity Assessment

A Land-Based and Spatial Assessment of Local Food Capacity in Northern Idaho

2019

 

This University of Idaho study focuses on opportunities to increase self-sufficiency in the Northern Panhandle Region of Idaho.

Full Journal Article

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Boundary County Food System Assessment

Using a SWOT Analysis to Analyze and Set Priorities for a Community Food System

2019

 

A focus group session with local food and community leaders used a SWOT analysis to conduct a food system needs assessment for Boundary County.

Full Journal Article

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Nimi'puu Food Sovereignty Assessment

Nez Perce Tribe Food Sovereignty Assessment 

2017

 

This study, conducted by Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center, aims to inform and strengthen tribal food sovereignty efforts.

Study Report