Check out this USDA story.
Go to http://blogs.usda.gov/2016/04/28/farms-that-sell-directly-to-consumers-may-stay-in-business-longer/ to find it.
Makes sense. Be sure to visit your local Farmers' Market this year to buy directly from your local farmer. You also can go to the farmers' farmstands if they have them or buy into a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) if the farm has one.