May 15th: Rural Vermont’s 29th Annual Celebration, Chester Lots more details coming soon!
Rural Vermont, Full Sun Company of Middlebury, VT and Vote Hemp Host a Hemp Networking Event and Film Screening of the Hemp Documentary, “Bringing It Home.” March 19, 6:00pm-9pm. Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main Street • Middlebury, VT 05753 In light of President Obama signing the federal Farm Bill that included a section which allows Continue Reading
March 14 at the Hooker Dunham Theater, Brattleboro
March 15 at Main St Landing, Burlington
March 16-23: stay tuned for details in these locations: Manchester, Middlebury, Woodstock, & Saint Johnsbury
Presented by the VT Right to Know Coalition
February 20: 5:30-7pm at the UU Church
March 6: Burlington, 5:30-7pm at TBD local church
March 13: Upper Valley Coop, White River Jct. 3:30-5pm
March 15: Buffalo Mountain Coop, Hardwick. Middday time TBD.
March 20: Brattleboro Foods Coop, Brattleboro. 2:30-4pm
March 27: Middlebury Natural Foods Coop, Middlebury. 3:30-5pm
Listen to “Ill-Fated Winds” performed by Shane Bowley and Janice Russotti at the GMO Labeling Public Hearing to the Senate Agriculture and Judiciary Committees on February 6, 2014.
February 06, 2014 By Ben Goad Full Article Major players in the American food industry formally launched an effort Thursday to head off regulations requiring labels on genetically engineered foods through the creation of a set of less restrictive federal standards. The push for voluntary federal labeling standards, first reported by The Hill in November, Continue Reading
In this update:
Message from the Director, Andrea Stander
Issue Updates: Raw Milk, GMO Labeling and More
Rural Vermont Events – Come See Us!
Are you a Member? We’d love to count you in!
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
Illegal in many states, unpasteurized dairy is sold out of vending machines in Slovenia. February 06, 2014 By Rebecca McCray Full Article Marko Bitenc gets more text messages than the average dairy farmer. Throughout the day, an app on his phone texts him updates on the quality of the raw milk in a vending machine Continue Reading
By Dan Flynn February 7, 2014 Full Article Consumer demand for raw milk may not be as large as many have thought, according to a first-of-its-kind state profile of raw milk sales. The just-released “Rural Vermont’s 2013-2014 Raw Milk Report to the Legislature” says that state dairies selling unpasteurized milk had 1,940 “unique customers.” That Continue Reading