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WATT AgNet: Grant funds available for poultry processing projects in Vermont

October 16, 2013 Working Lands Enterprise Board offers $40,000 in funds for constructing poultry facilities Full Article The Working Lands Enterprise Board of Vermont is offering $40,000 in grant funds for investment in poultry processing projects in Vermont. Grant money must be used for the construction of a mobile or fixed, state or federally inspected poultry Continue Reading

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