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.
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.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought concerns about food security, cramped housing and having to work without receiving stimulus benefits.
Cas-Cad-Nac, in Ascutney, is respected as one of the top alpaca breeders in the country.
‘I think that it’s going to take two or three years of holding onto your shorts,’ said one farmer of the hemp industry in Vermont.
‘This state needs more from all of us than it’s ever needed,’ the Rural Development Caucus was told Wednesday at the Statehouse.
Imagine a world where farming is supported by society in the same way we currently support firefighters, police, first responders, and the military?
Strawberries are about 10 days behind normal, some farmers haven’t gotten corn planted and even baby birds may be suffering from the unseasonably cold and wet spring.