Financial Assistance Available for Farms Recovering after Severe Wind Storms

                            (Caterpillar tunnel damaged at 1000 Stone Farm, Brookfield Vermont)

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. –  The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets urges farmers seeking financial recovery assistance to apply for emergency loans as soon as possible.

Financial Assistance Available for Farms Recovering after Severe Wind Storms

                                     (Caterpillar tunnel damaged at 1000 Stone Farm, Brookfield Vermont)

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. –  The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets urges farmers seeking financial recovery assistance to apply for emergency loans as soon as possible.

Critical Lake Carmi Water Improvement Project Underway

A major water quality improvement project near Lake Carmi in Franklin has been talked about for years but now is nearing completion.

Recently, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (AAFM) announced a series of plans on protecting and restoring the Lake Carmi watershed.  The Agencies are pleased to announce that one of the projects identified in the roadmap is nearing completion thanks to funding from the Vermont Clean Water Fund. 

Gov. Scott Celebrates Vermont’s Farm To School Grant Program With Students

Fletcher, Vt.- Governor Phil Scott, Ag Secretary Anson Tebbetts and other farm to school partners joined students from Fairfield Center School to celebrate Vermont’s robust presence in farm to school at the Sweet Farm in Fletcher.

Vermont was the first state in the nation to implement a farm to school grant program and the USDA has modeled their program after it.

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