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FDA Blogs about Vermont's Innovative Local Food System

A recent visit to Vermont showed the FDA how Vermont is using smart and creative tools to make local growers and food producers successful. Deputy FDA Commissioner Michael Taylor said, "What they are doing here is truly impressive and bodes well for the robust and highly diverse local food systems in New England."

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Report Focuses On Getting Local Food To More Vermonters

Vermont Community Foundation releases report focused on getting local food to more Vermonters.

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Black River's Processing Plant Is a Boon for Local Meat Industry

Though Black River Produce’s new plant — which also processes seafood — is barely three months old, its cutters work with intensity and speed, making this place a potential game changer for the local meat industry.

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Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund Announcement

Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund now accepting grant applications

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The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund announces Sarah Galbraith as program manager for the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund and Farm to Plate staff named program manager of the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative; responsible for coordinating farm and fuel collaboration across the state

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Grant Funding Available: For Animal Welfare Approved Farms

Animal Welfare Approved seeks proposals to improve animal welfare for current AWA farms. October 1 deadline.

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Cellars at Jasper Hill awarded Best in Show at 2013 American Cheese Society Competition

Cellars at Jasper Hill ‘Winnimere’ awarded Best in Show at 2013 American Cheese Society Competition. Grafton took Second Place overall for it's "Bear Hill" cheese, and several other Vermont cheesemakers won awards, including Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery, Springbrook Farm, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Maplebrook Farm, Consider Bardwell Farm, Boston Post Dairy, Franklin Foods, and Shelburne Farms.

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Vermont Fresh Network Announces Gold Barn Honor Recipients

New for 2013, the Vermont Fresh Network is recognizing our chefs who are exceptional supporters of Vermont farmers.

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VTDigger Reviews GMO Labeling in Vermont

In May, the Vermont House passed a controversial bill that would mandate labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms. The easy passage of House Bill 112 — the vote was 99-42 — shows that, as in 27 other states, there is broad interest in Vermont in labeling GMOs.

But when the legislation is taken up by the Senate in January, passage out of committee, let alone the full body, could be an issue. Three of five senators on the Senate Agriculture committee either oppose labeling or question its usefulness.

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Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame announces 2013 inductees

These nominees will be honored on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, during the luncheon at the Champlain Valley Exposition.

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