Local Definition Webinar

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets announces Definition of Local changes and upcoming informational sessions.

The Agriculture Development Division offers ongoing guidance for Act 129


January 25, 2021 | Montpelier, VT –  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. Under the new definition, a person or company’s food is categorized into the following three areas: Raw Agricultural Products, Processed Food, or Unique Food Products. 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.

A summary of the bill and some Frequently Asked Questions can be found at the VT Agency of Agriculture’s website.  

Stakeholders are invited to join a discussion with the Agency of Agriculture and Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection, along with a variety of supply chain stakeholders to share their experiences with the new changes to the State’s official definition of “local”. In this hour-long webinar, we’ll summarize the changes to the definition and answer participant questions on business impacts, compliance and more.

Tuesday, February 2, 1pm-2pm

Click here to join the meeting OR call in  +1 802-828-7667 Conference code 287418683,#  

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431