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There are a lot of good reasons why individuals chose to buy food locally, but the interjection of government to mandate or subsidize the moral/economic "buy local" ideology is a huge mistake. The logical correlation to "buy local" is "sell local." If Oregonians really want to restrict the ability of "non local" farmers to freely sell their products here, we had better be willing to burden our own farmers and processors with government controls on their ability to access markets that someone decides are not "local" enough.
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