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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

Seven Days: Grocers, Activists Tussle Over Tweak to GMO Labeling Law

Nancy Remsen Mon, Apr 25, 2016 Full Article The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association has been shopping two changes to the law that mandates labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients to smooth the law’s implementation. One change would prevent consumers from suing should they find non-labeled products on store shelves during the 18 months Continue Reading

Seven Days: Salvation Farms’ Programs Turn Surplus Into Plenty

By Katie Titterton 4/20/16 Full Article Fourteen percent of Vermonters go hungry on a regular basis; one in four routinely visits a food shelf or meal-service site. Meanwhile, thousands of pounds of edible fruits and vegetables are plowed back into the fields on Vermont farms each year. Morrisville-based Salvation Farms wants to change that. Founded Continue Reading