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.

Working Lands Enterprise Board Announces Today $1 million in Available Grant Funds

Contact:

Noelle Sevoian
Agricultural Development Coordinator
Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
116 State Street                                              Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Montpelier, VT 05620                                      Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation               
Ph: 802-585-9072                                            Agency of Commerce & Community Development 

Agency of Ag Urges Vermonters to "Get What They Pay For" when Heating Their Homes

Contact:

Henry Marckres
Consumer Protection Chief, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
Henry.Marckres@state.vt.us
802-828-2426

As the nights grow colder, the Agency of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division is reminding Vermonters to takes steps to ensure they “get what they pay for” when heating their homes.

Grant Funding Available for Farm to School Programming

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has announced $49,000 of available funding for Vermont schools interested in Farm to School programing. Any Vermont school, consortium of schools, or school district interested in a Farm to School grant can find more information and download applications at www.agriculture.vermont.gov

All Vermont Farm to School Program applications must be received by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Working Lands Enterprise Board Will Announce $1 million in Available Grant Funds on October 1st

Contact:

Noelle Sevoian
Agricultural Development Coordinator
Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation
Agency of Commerce & Community Development
116 State Street                                             
Montpelier, VT 05620                                                  
Ph: 802-585-9072                                          
Email: working.lands@state.vt.us

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