Trade Show Grants Available to Help VT Working Lands Businesses Expand Their Reach

Contact:

Reg Godin
Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets
Reg.Godin@state.vt.us
802.522.3648

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has created a new matching grant program to help agriculture and forest product businesses attend domestic trade shows and expand their presence in other U.S. states. In total, $25,000 in matching funds are available.

Trade shows enable companies to connect with buyers and brokers, potentially opening new markets for sales.

Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross Urges Dairy Producers to Enroll in Margin Protection Program Ahead of Dec. 5 Deadline

Contact: 

Diane Bothfeld
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
802-828-1619
Diane.Bothfeld@state.vt.us

Montpelier -- Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross is encouraging all Vermont dairy farmers to enroll in the Margin Protection Dairy Insurance Program (MPP) by Friday, December 5th, 2014.

AGENCY OF AG CONSUMER PROTECTION CHIEF & MAPLE EXPERT HENRY MARCKRES RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL MAPLE INDUSTRY

Contact:
Hannah Reid
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
(802) 828-6418                                                                  
Hannah.Reid@state.vt.us

VT SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE ISSUES DECISION ON REQUEST SEEKING MANDATORY BMPs ON FARMS IN THE MISSISQUOI BAY BASIN

Contact:

Jim Leland
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
P: 802-828-3478
Jim.Leland@state.vt.us

Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross issued a decision today denying a petition seeking to impose mandatory best management practices (BMPs) on farms in the Missisquoi Bay Basin.  The decision directed the Agency’s Agricultural Water Quality Program to accelerate its agricultural water quality compliance and enforcement activities in the Missisquoi Bay Basin. 

Agency of Ag & Food Export Northeast Will Hold Canadian Export Seminar for VT Food Producers

Contact:
Chelsea Bardot Lewis
802-522-5573
Chelsea.Lewis@state.vt.us

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, in collaboration with Food Export Northeast, will host “Tapping into the Canadian Market,” an export seminar for food and agriculture businesses, on Thursday November 20th at the Courtyard Marriott in Burlington.

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