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 […]



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. […]





Auction block nearing for Milky Way Farm’s cows

Milky Way Farm

The family operation in Ira has struggled with debt. “Until the day that the auctioneer arrives,” Mary Saceric-Clark said last week, “we’re going to continue to fight.”





Farm to fundraising: Family fights to keep dairy operation

Milky Way Farm

After hanging on through four years of bankruptcy proceedings and the loss of the family patriarch, the operators of a tiny Ira farm aren’t ready to give up yet. But their options are dwindling.



Vermont’s Winter Manure Spreading Ban Begins Dec. 15th

News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Dec. 15, 2016 Contact: Ryan Patch Sr. Ag Development Coordinator Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets 802-272-0323 [email protected] Agency of Ag Reminds Farmers of New Manure Stacking Requirements The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets’ (VAAFM) newly effective Required Agricultural Practices Rule will […]