The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) announces $40,000 available to agricultural producers and food hubs serving institutional markets through the Local Food Market Development Grant program for 2014.
Chelsea Bardot Lewis
Vermont Agency of Agriculture
Registration is now open for the 2014 New England Meat Conference
CONCORD, NH — Registration is now open for the 2014 New England Meat Conference happening March 7-8 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire.
Jackie Folsom, Farm Show Manager (802)777-3857
Abbey Willard, Consumer Night Organizer (802) 272 2885
*note to editors: for Farm Show photos from previous years, visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152395058960344.954220.122396850343&type=1&l=43725fbb7b
The annual Vermont Farm Show returns to the Champlain Valley Fair Grounds this January 28-30 to celebrate its 82st year. Once again, the Healthy Farmers-Healthy Farms Booth at the show will offer free health screenings and Tdap vaccinations.
Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS: 800-347-0488
Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
January 10, 2014
Bottom line: Keep an eye on rivers and streams
WATERBURY, VT – The National Weather Service has forecast warm temperatures and rain for Vermont this weekend. While a break in the cold weather we have been experiencing lately could be a nice respite, the new conditions could present some challenges for Vermonters.
Farm Show Manager
The Annual Vermont Farm Show returns to the Champlain Valley Fair Grounds in Essex Junction for another exciting year! Scheduled as always for the last Tuesday through Thursday in January, this year’s dates are January 28-29-30.
Colchester, VT, December 27, 2013 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Vermont State Executive Director, Bob Paquin encourages maple producers in Vermont who sustained damage from the recent ice storm to contact their county USDA office whether or not they have participated in USDA programs in the past and whether or not they carry crop insurance. FSA’s Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) may be available to help compensate them for losses.
The weather forecast indicates that temperatures will remain low throughout the week, thereby not allowing the ice to melt, and winds may increase, causing power lines to be damaged. The Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets recommends that farmers who live in a region of the state where icing occurred keep a close eye on weather reports, and take the following steps: