Sep 03, 2013 4:26 By Lawrence Smith Full Article FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) — Could Kentucky farmers be harvesting industrial hemp by this time next year? Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner believes the state’s hemp industry can now move full speed ahead — sort of. Ag Commissioner James Comer says a recent Dept. of Justice ruling on marijuana Continue Reading
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Message from the Director, Andrea Stander
Win a Pair of SOLD OUT Farm Aid tickets-Sept 21
Hemp American Flag to Wave over VT State House
New On-Farm Slaughter Law
Kitchen Table Conversations-Continued
Save the Date: Raw Milk Summit!
Just Confirmed! “Black Market Bounty” Storytelling
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Vermont Hemp champions rally around the US Flag made from Hemp that was flown September 17th at the State House. Pictured are Rural Vermont’s Organizer Robb Kidd (second from left) along with Netaka White, long-time VT hemp advocate (center) and Colorado Hemp Commissioner Mike Bowman (right) who brought the flag that has previously flown over Continue Reading
October 27th in Bethel. More details here.
August 24, 2013 By Joseph Cress Full Article For product advocates, every gallon of raw milk sold is a declaration of independence from price controls they say are driving small-scale dairy farmers out of business. The money many of these farmers receive from the sale of milk to mass-market outlets is often not enough to Continue Reading
Mighty Food Farm, Pownal
By Corin Hirsch 08.14.13 Full Article The 25 Berkshire-Chester pigs that recently arrived at 45 Fairbanks Road in North Springfield had lived a charmed life, at least for pigs: eating grain that had been hand-ground by their owner and waddling contentedly around 200 hilly acres near Enosburg Falls. And, after they met a quick end Continue Reading
Rural Vermont has spent years organizing and advocating for on-farm slaughter. During the 2013 legislative session, a Rural Vermont member’s bad experience with the current restrictive laws produced an opportunity to create more commonsense regulations. Visit this page for more information about the new on-farm slaughter law and Rural Vermont’s Farm Fresh Meat Campaign.