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Vegetable Starts Make it to the Community

Hundreds of veggie starts made it out to the community in early June thanks to Sarah Rosow (Guilford’s Farm to School Coordinator), Lilac Ridge Farm, and VT Hemp!

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Input Needed for a New Vision of Farming and Food in Vermont

Help shape the future of farming and food development in Vermont. Share your input and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to a Vermont farmers market of your choice. By participating, you’ll be adding your voice to the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan.

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New Farmers.gov Feature Enables USDA Customers to Manage Conservation Activities Online

You can now manage your conservation activities and request assistance from USDA through a new feature on farmers.gov. These conservation features join several others already available through the farmers.gov portal, including the ability to view farm loan information.

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Largest Deer Farm in State Conserves Land with Vermont Land Trust

LedgEnd Farm Protects Productive Middlebury Farmland

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Food Connects Hires New Sales Associate

Food Connects is excited to welcome Beth Lewand to their team as their Food Hub Sales Associate.

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Food Connects Summer Garden Program begins soon!

Beginning June 22, school gardens in the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union will open to families interested in getting outside and into the weeds of gardening!

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Wilson Farm Market Opens in Greensboro

Visit Wilson Farm Market for a wide variety of fresh produce, dairy, meat, cheeses, herbs and so much more!

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COVID-19 Business Coaching Launched for Farm, Food & Forest Sector Businesses

The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, is expanding services to help working lands businesses navigate urgent needs related to COVID-19. Funding for these new services is provided through generous support of $50,000 from the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative (WLEI).

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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)--Apply by August 28

CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.Eligible producers (person or legal entity) of specified agricultural commodities outlined above who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who face substantial marketing costs for inventories, are eligible for CFAP payments.

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Technical Assistance & Training Food Scrap Composters

Food scrap composting training and technical assistance available for micro- to large-scale composters in Vermont.

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