WAMC: NYS Lawmaker Introduces Carbon Farming Tax Credit Bill

By Allison Dunne • Feb 15, 2017 A New York state Assemblywoman has introduced legislation on carbon farming that she says is the first of its kind. The idea is to promote environmentally friendly farming practices while, at the same time, putting money back into the pockets of farmers. Democrat Didi Barrett has sponsored a Continue Reading

The Herald: Rural Vermont’s Community Conversation a Hit

March 2, 2017 Scott Beavers Rural Vermont kicked off its Groundswell Community Conversation tour at the Tunbridge Town Hall last Wednesday, Feb. 15 and the room was full, energized, and as far as one could tell, the event was a resounding success. About 90 people filled the room, along with several of the Rural Vermont Continue Reading

RumbleStrip: Your Neighbor

February 24, 2017 For the last four and a half years, Victor’s been working on dairy farms in the Northeast. Like 11 million other people in this country, he’s undocumented. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve always assumed I knew this story already…like it was some kind of composite story of the ‘Mexican migrant farm Continue Reading

Rutland Herald: Rooms & Meals Tax Hike would fund lake clean up

March 03, 2017 By PETER HIRSCHFELD A key legislative committee is recommending $31 million in new taxes and fees annually to clean up Lake Champlain and other Vermont water bodies, prompting a swift rebuke from a Republican governor who said the “baffling” proposal will hurt businesses and “make Vermont less affordable.” The House Committee on Continue Reading

VPR: ‘Growing Food, Growing Farmers’: Yoder Farm In Danby

By Ric Cengeri & Erin Lucey & Greg Sharrow • Feb 23, 2017 Ryan Yoder of the Yoder Farm in Danby says there is a need for diversification in agriculture, to develop outside markets and improve infrastructure. Yoder shared his thoughts with the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury as part of its series called “Growing Continue Reading