organic farming

Kathleen Krevetski: Local foods bring people together

Growing local is about serving our community. We need to remember and appreciate the farmers who grow the food we eat.

Ron Krupp: The future of hydroponics

The idea of accepting soilless growing as an organic method has become very controversial in organic circles.

Emerson Lynn: Dairy plan unworkable for Vermont

The group sent an open letter to the governor-elect earlier this week, that labels our conventional farmers as mired in a doomed business model, and the ones responsible for key environmental and social issues bedeviling the state.

Will Allen: All in? Or deep dairy denial?

Why is Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross still playing the role of cheerleader for conventional Vermont dairy?

Michael Colby & Will Allen: Sweatshop dairy

Everyone supports the farmer, right? Except, that is, when it comes time to providing them with a fair price.

Leon Berthiaume: Room for both organic and conventional dairies

We cannot move volumes of conventional milk to organic without assurance that consumers and markets exist.

Jack Lazor: A new direction for Vermont agriculture

Vermont dairy farmers are good people with wonderful families, but we are stuck in a system that is brutalizing the very earth on which we live.

Quebec Organic Wheat Farm to Host Field Day for Vermont Farmers

News Release — UVM Extension June 13, 2016 Contact: Susan Brouillette (800) 639-2130 (within Vermont) or (802) 524-6501, ext. 432 E-mail: [email protected] Burlington–Loïc Dewavrin, a certified organic grain grower, will host a tour of his Quebec farm, July 13, for farmers interested in hearing about the methods, management strategies and equipment he uses to produce […]

Farms, food, fun are focus of NOFA Vermont’s Children’s Conference

The next generation of farmers, gardeners, and food lovers is invited to participate in two days of special programming at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont‘s Children’s Conference, running concurrently with the 33rd annual Winter Conference, February 14 and 15.

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

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.