Significant crop losses spurred the USDA to declare emergency drought conditions in 10 Vermont counties.
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.
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.
In court filings, for example, Ben & Jerry’s has admitted that any claims of ‘caring dairies’ and ‘happy cows’ are merely ‘beliefs and aspirations,’ and ‘not fact-based promises.’
CBD extraction is a time-consuming and costly endeavor, and the market for the oil is uncertain, but growers and processors are figuring it out as they go.
The number of dairy farms in Vermont is down to around 675 and another 25 are expected to close by the end of the year, according to the Agency of Agriculture.
News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets May 9, 2019 May 8, 2019 | Montpelier, VT – For 47 years, the sofi™ Awards have focused on the best of the best within the specialty food industry. On May 1, 2019, this year’s awards were announced including eight Vermont winners. Vermont cheese, butter, […]
A small crowd gathered to watch the teams cook, including two EMTs who were prepared ‘in case someone cuts their finger off’ — which, luckily, no one did.
News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Dec. 10, 2018 $2-$5K Grant Awards Available December 10, 2018 / Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets released two Request for Proposals (RFPs) today. VAAFM is pleased to announce the availability of up to $90,000 of funding from these two […]
News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Oct. 10, 2018 Contact: Nina Gage 802-622-4098 [email protected] Capital Equipment Assistance Program Funding Available CEAP Offers Up To $1 Million in Financial Assistance for Innovative Equipment October 10, 2018 / Montpelier VT – The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is pleased to announce up […]
News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets Oct. 2, 2018 Contact: Kathryn Donovan Agriculture Development Coordinator Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets (802) 585-4571 [email protected] Over $332K Directed to Nine Agricultural Organizations October 2, 2018 / Montpelier VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grants totaling […]
News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Aug. 24, 2018 Media Contact: Scott Waterman Director of Communications / Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets 802-828-2179 Working Lands Contact: Lynn Ellen Schimoler Agricultural Business Development / Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets 802-622-4477 [email protected] $700K grants available for investment in FY […]
News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Feb. 28, 2018 Contact: Ryan Patch Sr. Ag Development Coordinator Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (802) 272-0323 [email protected] Or email [email protected] Agency Announces Public Hearings with Public Comment Period Open Until April 19, 2018. February 28, 2018 / Montpelier, VT. – On Tuesday, […]
The legislation would add farm nutrient management plans to the list of exemptions under the Vermont Public Records Act. Environmentalists say the public has a right to know if taxpayer funded programs to reduced phosphorus emissions are working.