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 […]
Bobolink populations are “somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 percent of what they were 50 years ago,” says a state biologist. Other grassland species have declined even more.
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 […]
“I believe that was progress in offering farmers a safety net,” said Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts on dairy provisions in a U.S. Senate agriculture spending bill.
Rutland Area Farm and Food Link’s last executive director left this spring, and the board president says funding sources have lapsed.
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 […]
Stony Loam Farm plants 5,700 heads of lettuce every week in season. Eighty percent of the lettuce sold at City Market Co-op in Burlington during peak summer months comes from the farm.
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 […]
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 […]
The auctioneer told the crowd, mostly fellow farmers, that the goal was to raise as much as possible so the Clarks could pay off a $152,000 loan.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
To pay off a federal loan, Milky Way Farm’s cows, machinery and equipment are to be sold July 8. “We just hope they go to nice places,” co-owner Mary Saceric-Clark says of the cows.