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We Need Your Voice!

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) has drafted a new set of Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) for all farms. The RAPs are intended to help protect and improve water quality in Vermont, and would include BIG changes for small farms in particular. That’s why VAAFM must hear from the farmers that these new Continue Reading

VT Digger: Feds discuss new food safety rules in Brattleboro

Dec. 15, 2015 by Mike Faher Full Article BRATTLEBORO – The range of discussion Monday morning at Brattleboro’s Latchis Theatre – from questions about butternut squash to concerns about global imports – shows the sweep of the federal government’s new food-safety rules. But as federal and state officials worked to explain some of those rules Continue Reading

Forbes: Ben & Jerry’s Commits To Building Non-GMO Supply Chains From Scratch

12/3/15 By Steve Banker Full Article Last year, Ben & Jerry’s celebrated a milestone: all the plant-based ingredients in their ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet products transitioned to non-genetically modified (non-GMO) sources. Now, they’re working with dozens of other food companies to build up non-GMO commodity supply chains across the country to support this growing Continue Reading

Farm Aid Quilt Features Rural Vermont

See Rural Vermont’s ‘Quilt Square’ here. Rural Vermont works on tough and often controversial issues in a fight to change the system for family farmers and rural communities, in Vermont and beyond. They have traveled many of the same roads as Farm Aid over the past 30 years—including sending a large delegation of Vermont farmers Continue Reading

Randolph Herald: Farm Organization Marks 30 Years of Making a Difference

Rural Vermont Fills Bethel Town Hall For Anniversary By Lisa Sacks Warhol 11/26/15 Full Article When Rural Vermont was founded by Sen. Anthony Pollina in the 1980s, farmers state- and nationwide were experiencing devastating legal and financial problems. The organization fought to save Vermont’s agricultural way of life. In the 30 years since, Rural Vermont Continue Reading