Agency of Agriculture announces funding for water quality planning

News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets August 2, 2017 Contact: Ryan Patch 802-272-0323 [email protected] Agency of Agriculture Announces New Technical Assistance Funding to Support Water Quality Planning and Projects on Farms Grassed Buffers and Stream Fencing for Livestock Focus of New Outreach and Implementation Programs The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food […]


If you read us, please support us.


University of Vermont study finds health insurance costs hinder farmers

News Release — University of Vermont July 19, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield [email protected] 802-578-8830 New UVM Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects […]


If you read us, please support us.



University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture helps farmers and landowners

News Release — University of Vermont July 19, 2017 Contact: Cheryl Herrick 802-656-5459 802-656-8874 (fax) www.uvm.edu/sustainableagriculture How the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture Works Regionally to Help Vermont’s Farmers & Landowners In Vermont and across New England, prime farmland is both scarce and expensive. Many farmers are at or approaching retirement age. Young farmers face […]


If you read us, please support us.


Vermont Environmental Stewardship Program recognizes farmers

News Release — Gov. Phil Scott July 13, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley 802-828-6403 [email protected] Alison Kosakowski 802-272-4547 [email protected] THE SOIL TELLS A STORY: NEW PILOT PROGRAM WILL RECOGNIZE FARMERS OUTSTANDING IN THEIR FIELD Pilot program launching July 2017: open to agricultural producers committed to excellence in environmental land management. You can tell a lot about […]


If you read us, please support us.

Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District helps small farms meet Nutrient Management Plans

News Release — Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District July 11, 2017 Contact: Winooski Conservation District [email protected] 802-228-2155 x104 www.winooskinrcd.org WNRCD Seeking Small Farms in Need of Nutrient Management Plans Berlin/ Williston- The Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District, in conjunction with the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, UVM Extension and USDA-NRCS, are offering a program to […]


If you read us, please support us.


UVM students measure costs of unsold Vermont crops

News Release — Salvation Farms July 6, 2017 Contact: Theresa Snow [email protected] UVM students measure water and fuel costs of unsold Vermont crops A team of UVM undergraduates recently partnered with Salvation Farms, a Morrisville nonprofit, to calculate some of the environmental costs of crop loss in Vermont. Their report, An Analysis of the Environmental […]


If you read us, please support us.

Farmers urged to track crop losses

News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets July 3, 2017 Contact: Alison Kosakowski 802-272-4547 [email protected] The recent storms in Vermont were not kind to many of our farmers. The Agency of Agriculture is urging farmers to document any losses from the flash floods. It’s helpful to take pictures and keep detailed records. […]


If you read us, please support us.

Farm and Forest Viability program awards dairy farms for improvements

News Release — Vermont Farm and Forestry Viability Program June 29, 2017 Contact: Ela Chapin VHCB 802-828-2117 [email protected] VHCB’s Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Awards $407,834 for Improvements on Dairy Farms The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, awarded a total of $407,834 in Dairy […]


If you read us, please support us.