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Senate Ag Committee Approves GMO Labeling Bill 4-1

Following a packed public hearing in the House Chamber the night before, the members of the Senate Agriculture Committee met Friday 2/7 to review proposed changes to H.112, the GMO Labeling Bill. They then passed the bill by a vote of 4-1 with no trigger clause to impact the effective date of the bill. The Continue Reading

WCAX: Vt. lawmakers, public, weigh in on GMO bill

Feb 07, 2014 By Ali Freeman Full Article and Video MONTPELIER, Vt. -Would you know if you were eating genetically modified food? Many Vermonters say they want laws passed to require companies to disclose when they use technology to alter their products. Potatoes, potato chips, milk, fruits, veggies and more GMO’s can be found everywhere. Continue Reading

Fox 44: Are Raw Milk Farmers Getting a Raw Deal?

Steph Machado 2/4/14 Full Article & Video NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Drinking raw milk straight from local dairy farmers is gaining popularity in Vermont. But farmers face tight limits on the product. At the Green Mountain Girls Farm Stand in Northfield, you can find all sorts of straight-off-the-farm goods, including raw goat milk. “We can only Continue Reading

02/05 RURAL VERMONT RELEASES 2013-2014 REPORT ON RAW MILK PRODUCTION AND SALES

Includes Legislative Priorities for Improvements to the Raw Milk Law CONTACT: Robb Kidd /Andrea Stander robb@ruralvermont.org, andrea@ruralvermont.org 802-223-7222 Montpelier – Rural Vermont has released the 2013-2014 Report on raw milk production and sales. For the fifth year since the passage of Act 62, which enables the direct sale of raw milk by farmers to consumers, Continue Reading