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 […]
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. […]
Animal rights group calls for a probe into alleged ‘deceptive business practices’ at Vermont Packinghouse.
News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets June 15, 2017 Contact: Alison Kosakowski 802-272-4547 [email protected] Be alert. Be patient. Be kind. That’s the message state officials are sending to Vermont drivers this season, as farmers return to the roads with tractors and heavy equipment. The Agencies of Agriculture, Transportation, and Department of […]
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.”
Atrazine has been found in streams at many times the levels that kill aquatic plants, a study says. The Agency of Agriculture calls the risk overblown and says farmers use atrazine properly.
Farmers and members of the congressional delegation look to limit the damage when it comes to immigrant labor, federal grant funding, dairy price protections and more.
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.
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 […]
News Release — New England Dairy Promotion Board June 27, 2016 Media Contact: Laura Hardie New England Dairy Promotion Board (802) 863-5416 (office) [email protected] Nea-Tocht Farm in Ferrisburgh Draws Big Crowds for Farm Tours, Food, Fun Ferrisburgh, VT – The Vander Wey family of Nea-Tocht Farm believe in showing their community what farmers do to […]
Regeneration Vermont, a pro-organic advocacy group, says Monsanto and other companies promised farmers higher yields with fewer chemicals.
Agency officials say the rules will force farmers in the Missisquoi Bay watershed to better manage manure to prevent runoff that has been tied to phosphorus pollution and toxic blue-green algae blooms in Lake Champlain.
Greg Finch admitted illegally importing pigs into Vermont, effectively reducing his fines by $14,800.
The new law is designed to curb food-borne illness, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says affects one in six people in the United States – about 48 million people – annually. The law shifts “the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.”