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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


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

USA Today: Vermont leads the way with new maple syrup standards

Dan D’Ambrosio January 26, 2014 Other states expected to follow in footsteps of USA’s leading producer. Full Article SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. — For the first time in three decades, Vermont has changed the names it gives to differing grades of maple syrup, dropping the well-known Vermont Fancy for the more descriptive, if less fanciful, Golden Continue Reading

Brattleboro Reformer: Hemp: The next agricultural boon?

2/1/14 Full Editorial Tucked away in the farm bill recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives is a provision that could be huge for the proponents of industrial hemp, a plant that can be used to make rope, soaps, clothes, paper, bio-fuel, cooking oil and auto parts. In addition, its seeds are often found Continue Reading

01/30 Rural Vermont Update & Alert

In this update:
Issue Updates
Raw Milk
GMO Labeling: Update and 2/6 PUBLIC HEARING
On-Farm Slaughter
Current Use, Compost, Water Quality
Hemp is in the Farm Bill!
Save THIS Date! Rural Vermont’s 29th Annual Celebration!
And More!