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Leahy, Sanders, Welch: $594,645 awarded under Farm Bill to help promote local food systems

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced $594,645 in federal grants to promote local food systems and organic agriculture in Vermont.

Maroney: Vermont should follow Bhutan’s lead to all-organic farms

Both Bhutan and Vermont are in the position of being too small to compete with mainstream agribusiness and both have had a similar experience with conventional, chemical intensive agriculture, which has polluted the water and further impoverished farmers instead of helping them.

At NOFA conference, challenges of climate change addressed

Climate change is the greatest threat to Vermont agriculture, Gov. Peter Shumlin told participants at the annual Vermont National Organic Farmers Association conference at the University of Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Photo by Audrey Clark.

The best hope is that Vermont in 2050 will have a climate like that of Pennsylvania. At worst, it will be like that of West Virginia.

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