Gov. Phil Scott held his regular media briefing this week at Shat Acres Highland Cattle, where he discussed challenges in the agriculture sector and declared August “Agritourism” Month in Vermont.
Today, Grange president Mike Walker still wants Charlotters to honor the hall’s history, but he also wants them to see the organization in a new light: As a place for the whole community, not just farmers.
Instead of contributing important agricultural knowledge to solve food crises for all people equitably, Shelburne Farms has squandered resources on an ideological fallacy, serving up race discussions to divide Vermonters in that great time of need.
Water cuts for the Southwest translate to reduced crop yields for the nation. Lake Mead is a barometer of an unsustainable water bankruptcy for America’s most productive agricultural region, at a time when inflation is ravaging fertilizer, food and fuel prices like a raging flood.
How would you know if zoning objectives really measure up to the ideals of their stated goals? More importantly, how can you distinguish a real need for regulation from one that is perhaps just a desire of your local or regional planning commission?
That hamburger and the bun, cheese, and veggies — even the salt and special sauce — are all going to increase in cost while most citizens’ incomes stagnate or decline.
The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation announced that grant funds have been awarded to 22 projects, including municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and private barn owners in 11 counties.
In the midst of a food-inflation crisis, and while Vermont farmers already lack sufficient slaughter facilities to meet the growing demand for their products, Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets seeks to prohibit on-farm slaughter by imposing unnecessary, burdensome restrictions.
When the COVID-19 hysteria began to wane, Big Brother Biden switched gears to the Ukraine crisis. Intriguingly, both crises have been caused by the government Biden heads.
A recent Vermont legislative initiative purports to save the planet by “conserving” 50 percent of all Vermont territory for wildlife by 2050. This effort holds up for public display the foolish power-mongering implicit in all these “climate salvation” fantasies.
A bill that would substantially increase the amount of state-protected lands was advanced through the Senate chamber last week and is now on to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.
The state’s Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets announced the grant, which will be paid for with American Rescue Plan Act dollars, that will augment the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center in addition to milk producers in the state.