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More Iowans buying at farmers markets

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- More and more Iowans are buying local.

Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says there has been a 92 percent increase in sales at farmers markets in our state over the last five years.

In 2009, there were 223 farmers markets in our state, and they brought in 59.4 million dollars.

Farmers markets also contributed 374 direct jobs and more than 200 indirect jobs.

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