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Open Letter to Vermont Equine Industry Regarding Common Disease 'Strangles"

13 January 2021
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture (Agency) is aware of the recent increase in the statewide incidence of the equine disease caused by Strep bacteria and commonly called “strangles”. Given this circumstance, the Agency would like to share some information with you about this highly contagious disease.

Act 129 - Vermont Local Food Definition

01 December 2020
On July 2, 2020, Governor Scott signed Act 129 (H.656) into law. The legislation changed the definition of “local” and equivalent terms like “locally grown,” “local to Vermont,” and “made in Vermont” to better define Vermont food. The clarity should also help protect the value and craftsmanship of Vermont’s food and agricultural producers and processors. The new definition makes “local” synonymous with “Vermont” with respect to food products. It also offers opportunities to celebrate Vermont’s brand and recognize the value of buying Vermont products. Questions or feedback about the new definition can be directed to: Kyle.Harris@vermont.gov (802) 522-6679

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