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Denver Post: Colorado farmer harvests first U.S. commercial hemp crop in 56 years Read more: Colorado farmer harvests first U.S. commercial hemp crop in 56 years

By Steve Raabe 10/7/13 Full Article Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin made history last weekend by harvesting the nation’s first commercial hemp crop in 56 years. Hemp advocates said Loflin’s harvest is a landmark event that could one day lead to larger-scale domestic farming of hemp for industrial uses such as food additives, cosmetics and building Continue Reading

Attention Raw Milk Producers! Rural Vermont Hosts a Raw Milk Summit

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 Contact Person: Shelby Girard, (802) 223-7222, shelby@ruralvermont.org Statewide Gathering on Sunday, October 27th at the Bethel Town Hall Past, current, and aspiring raw milk dairies of all sizes and from every corner of the state are invited to join Rural Vermont for a Raw Milk Summit Sunday October Continue Reading

USA Today: Washington state battles over genetically modified food

Washington state is the next battleground in an ongoing effort by food activists to get products containing genetically engineered ingredients labeled. 10/8/13 By Elizabeth Weise Full Article Washington state is the next battleground in an ongoing effort by food activists to get products containing genetically engineered ingredients labeled. California voters rejected a similar initiative 51.4% Continue Reading

Farming Magazine: FSMA: One Last Chance to Comment, by Vern Grubinger

By Vern Grubinger October 2013 Issue Full Article For many years, foods that pose significant safety risks if not properly handled have been highly regulated, including dairy, meat and seafood. Fruits and vegetables don’t pose nearly as much risk, so growers haven’t had to deal with food safety regulations aimed at fresh produce. Some growers Continue Reading

Attention Raw Milk Producers! Rural Vermont Hosts a Raw Milk Summit

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 Contact Person: Shelby Girard, (802) 223-7222, shelby@ruralvermont.org Statewide Gathering on Sunday, October 27th at the Bethel Town Hall. Past, current, and aspiring raw milk dairies of all sizes and from every corner of the state are invited to join Rural Vermont for a Raw Milk Summit Sunday October Continue Reading

Raw Milk Summit Registration

Thank you for your interest in Rural Vermont’s Raw Milk Summit on Sunday, October 27th! The summit is from 10am-4pm at the Bethel Town Hall. You can get more details on this page. Please register below, and note that bold fields are required. **All registrants will be added to Rural Vermont’s mailing list. To ensure Continue Reading

Politico: Senate CR to strip Monsanto rider

By DAVID ROGERS 9/24/13 Full Article A controversial legislative rider added by Monsanto to the Agriculture Department budget last spring will no longer be effective after Sept. 30 under a draft stopgap government funding bill being drafted by Senate Democrats. The provision touched off a storm last spring as critics accused Monsanto of “court-stripping” to Continue Reading

09/26 Update: Stories – Do you have one to share?

In this alert:
Message from the Director, Andrea Stander
Kitchen Table Milk Conversations-Two More
Raw Milk Producers Summit!
SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 24 “Black Market Bounty” Storytelling
Hemp Flag Flown Over VT State House
On-Farm Slaughter Law Update
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