VPR: Montpelier Butchery Revives A Neighborhood Tradition

By Steve Zind • May 22, 2017 Beau Butchery and Bar, which opened in Montpelier in December, is yet another example of the growth of the local food movement. It’s also an effort to recapture the tradition of the neighborhood butcher shop. The stainless steel slicing machine hums away under the music. Next to it, Continue Reading

Civil Eats: How ACA Repeal Would Hurt Farmers and Rural Communities

By Debbie Weingarten  |  HEALTH, Young Farmers Unite 05.04.17 Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4 narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the spring of 2015, Kathryn Skelley-Watts took a break from planting crops Continue Reading

VT Digger:Farm pollution documents to stay public, at least for now

May. 16, 2017 by Mike Polhamus Legislators have backed down from a proposal to make farms’ plans to control their pollution exempt from Vermont’s public records laws. Instead of making a decision, lawmakers passed a bill late last week that will establish a group to study whether the documents should be exempt from public disclosure. Continue Reading

VT Digger: Lawmakers Look to Aid Rural Industries and Economies

May. 9, 2017 by Mike Polhamus Legislators appear poised to adopt a bill that proponents say will give much-needed economic stimulus to Vermont’s rural economies. Titled S.34, the wide-ranging bill seeks to support Vermont’s forestry, agriculture and renewable energy industries through a variety of measures. Versions of the bill passed both the House and Senate, Continue Reading