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The Reader: GMO Shell Game

Monsanto takes an alias 5/3/16 by Michael Braunstein Full Article “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” the Bard proclaimed. By that logic and at the other end of the spectrum, a pile of crap is still a pile of crap. That holds especially true for Monsanto and GMOs. Just a couple Continue Reading

The Commons: A plant with purpose

By Emily Peyton 5/4/16 All the attention is focused on marijuana policy reform, but its cousin, hemp, shines with promise for applications in sustainable building and numerous other beneficial applications Full Article Much media ado about marijuana reminds me of media coverage of Donald Trump’s opponents: Hemp is a more worthy candidate for our attention, Continue Reading

How to Call Your Legislators

Check out a great short video by activist Kate Bowen about overcoming her hesitation about calling her legislators at the Statehouse! ***Please note that H.860 has since passed the House and is on the way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law! No actions need to be taken at this time.***

Small Farm Action Day Success!

Thank you for everyone who came out to our last Small Farm Action Day of 2016! The day was a great success and we are so grateful for everyone who came, testified, and donated to our ‘Eat Like a Farmer’ tasting.  Check out the Facebook Album for more photos.  Listen to the audio file of Continue Reading

NPR: The Gospel According To Wendell Berry, On Screen

By Dan Charles April 24, 2016 Full Article When Laura Dunn decided to make a film about America’s foremost farmer-philosopher, Wendell Berry, she ran into one significant complication: He was willing to be interviewed, but he didn’t want to go on-camera. Berry, an old-fashioned man to his core, believes that experiencing the world through computer Continue Reading

Times Argus: Vermont’s dairy industry struggles with national rates

April 17,2016 By Dan Colton Full Article After decades of marginalization and struggling to make ends meet, new legislation introduced by Congress aims to help Northeastern dairy farmers. In Vermont, where the bucolic landscape and culture are revered, dairy is the agricultural top dog. The state’s Agency of Agriculture said dairy generates $2.2 billion for Continue Reading