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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!

01/16/14 GMO Lobby Day: H.112

Vermonters met on the State House steps and visited their Senators to urge them to pass House Bill H.112 the GMO food labeling bill. Thanks to Bob the Green Guy for providing video footage.

Newsmax: Farmers Call for End to Hemp Ban

23 Jan 2014 By Drew MacKenzie Full Article The American Farm Bureau Federation, a powerful and influential farmers’ lobbying group, is demanding the repeal of the classification of industrial hemp as a controlled substance. The ban, which has been heavily criticized by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, prevents American farmers growing hemp while the United States Continue Reading

01/16/14 GMO Lobby Day

Rural Vermont Organizer Robb Kidd talks about the importance of activist participation in the Right to Know GMO labeling campaign. Thank you to Bob the Green Guy for taking video footage.