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Vermont Farm-to-Institution Examples Featured in Small Farms Quarterly

School, hospitals, colleges, government agencies, and corporations are demanding food grown and produced in New England. Farmers interested in selling to hospitals, schools, and other organizations are following the food supply chain by connecting first with local or nearby food hubs to better assess supply and demand.

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VHCB Invests $5.1 Million to Protect and Conserve Farmland Across Vermont

Conservation investments by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board include $4.2 million of state and federal funding that will conserve 2,100 acres of farmland on 19 farms in Franklin, Chittenden, Addison, Washington, Lamoille, Rutland, Grand Isle and Essex Counties.

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Cabot and UVM Seeking Applications for Cabot Community Business Marketing Challenge

Cabot and UVM are currently seeking applications from businesses interested in teaming up with a UVM marketing class to write marketing plans, with potential to receive funding for implementation of this plan during the second semester. In general, established companies with fewer than 20 employees, who are willing to interact frequently with the Burlington-based class, will be the best fit.

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GMP, EnSave, and Efficiency Vermont to Help Vermont Farmers in Legacy CVPS Territory Through a CEED Ag Direct Install Program

Let dairy farms, livestock farms, greenhouse operations, maple producers, and other agricultural operations know that they are eligible for energy efficiency consultation, rebates, and free installation of CFLs and engine block heater timers.

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Agency of Agriculture Issues Flood Precautions to Farmers and Pet Owners

The National Weather Service indicates some areas of Vermont may experience flooding in the next 24-48 hours. With this information in mind, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) urges farmers and pet-owners to prepare now for flooding and potential power outages associated with the upcoming heavy rains. Please monitor local weather reports for more information about how the weather will impact your area.

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Vermont Meat Processing Task Force Featured as Case Study in USDA-ERS Meat Processing Report

Vermont's F2P Meat Processing Task Force is featured as a case study in a recent report published by USDA-ERS on establishing the long term viability of local meat and poultry processing.

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Vermont Working Lands Initiative Awards Final 16 Grants, Worth $750,000

Governor Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Chuck Ross, Commerce & Community Development Secretary Lawrence Miller, Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder and the Working Lands Enterprise Board announced the final grant recipients from the Service Provider and Capital and Infrastructure areas of the Working Lands Enterprise Fund, awarding more than $750,000 to 16 grantees representing sectors across agriculture, forestry and forest products.

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Food Chain Workers and Their Working Conditions in VT

New report sheds light on the many issues faced by food system workers in Vermont.

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Flex Fund Borrowers Featured on Mark Johnson Show

Are you interested in "slow money" or royalty financing for your food system business? The Mark Johnson Show featured 4 Flexible Capital Fund borrowers describing their experiences.

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Robot Milkers!

Inside the barn at Farr Farm in Richmond, dairy cows with full udders line up to be milked throughout the day and night, but there’s nobody there to milk them.

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