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Consumers, Vendors, and the Economic Importance of Iowa Farmers' Markets: An Economic Impact Survey Analysis

  title={Consumers, Vendors, and the Economic Importance of Iowa Farmers' Markets: An Economic Impact Survey Analysis},
  author={Daniel M. Otto},
  • D. Otto
  • Published 22 January 2011
  • Economics
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