A majority of farmers said in a recent UVM survey that they had just enough or not enough money to scrape through at the end of each month.
The new federal award brings the total raised to about $12.2 million
New local-level data could help drive change as Vermont aims to cut 80% of emissions by 2050.
Many people who work in agriculture will be watching as two brothers convert their fifth-generation dairy farm from cows to goats and start sending milk to Vermont Creamery.
Vermont now has 200 saffron growers, many of them just starting out with a few backyard plants. Saffron doesn’t need much space.
Significant crop losses spurred the USDA to declare emergency drought conditions in 10 Vermont counties.
The program helps preserve some of the most recognizable pieces of Vermont heritage and gives young people skills that will help them land good jobs.
The effort at Bluffside Farm grew from collaboration among ShiftMeals, the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.
As the number of suspected cases rises, Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture has joined a large-scale federal investigation into the unsolicited mailings from China.
The expansion was part of an agreement that merged the St. Albans Co-op with the Dairy Farmers of America last year.
Vermont Creamery has been encouraging Vermont’s dairy farmers to switch to goats. The 600-acre Joneslan farm in Hyde Park is the first large Vermont farm to make the switch.
Farms across the state are reporting surges of interest in their direct food-to-consumer subscription models. Customers seem to find it safer.
Vermonters turning in greater numbers to their neighbors for food and local farmers are seeing an upsurge in direct local buyers. That trend must be encouraged.
The 2020 Vermont Farming Manifesto is an integrated explanation of what Vermont needs to do to reclaim its identity, its culture, its food quality and security, and its physical and economic health.