News Release — Governor’s Office June 2, 2014 MORRISVILLE – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed the FY 2015 Transportation Bill, which contains the largest investment in transportation infrastructure in state history. The bill approves $685.7 million in infrastructure improvements and maintenance, and supports the Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) vision of a safe, efficient, multimodal transportation […]
Food & Agriculture
A 20 acre cut and blocked stream in Barre illustrate a need for improved woodlot management and the limits of enforcement options to ensure it.
USDA awards Vermont Fuel Dealers Association grant to research biofuel technology in Charlotte.
A coalition of interests is working to return to an old way of charging penalties for taking property out of the “current use” land conservation program.
The Kehler brothers, digging deep into the science of aging cheese at their ground-breaking ripening cellars, are boosting Vermont’s cheeses and already making waves in the industry.
FDA hears objection to proposed rules from Vermont groups that say changes don’t take into account the needs of small and organic farm operations.
Under pressure from development in nearby Manchester and Dorset, family farmers and the Vermont Land Trust work to save some of the best farm land in the state.
Since the beginning of May, canvassers have spoken to more than 50,000 Vermonters and collected approximately 30,000 signatures in support of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) labeling.
“I’ve been told Allenholm Farm is the oldest commercial apple orchard in the state,” says owner Ray Allen, whose ancestors settled on Grand Isle in the 1780s.
Experts say labeling genetically modified foods could confuse consumers. Vermont Senate to take up bill in January.
The original rationale for joining nutrition programs with the farm bill has broken down and the two should be considered separately.
About $2 million a year in Vermont taxpayers’ money goes to crops used in junk-food production, U.S. Public Research Group says in report.
Lawson Farms barred from selling cattle for human consumption until it improves record-keeping.
‘This is not a farm bill. This is a leadership-designed train wreck,’ Vermont congressman says.