Tag Archives: Agriculture

Senator Bernie Sanders Takes on GMO Labeling (GreenAnswers.com)

August 3, 2012

By Lily Kosmicki Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senator Barbara Boxer of California are introducing an amendment to the agriculture bill, which will give states the right to require labels on food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. They believe Americans have a right to know. Senator Sanders argues that in forty-nine countries around […]

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1 trillion in spending and cuts for the poor (MSNBC)

June 20, 2012

“…What people have to understand is this is part & parcel of the Republican’s vicious attack against middle income & low income people. This is not unrelated. These attacks that we’re going to see from the Republicans in massive cuts in food stamps is directly related to the attacks you’re going to see on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid & education.”

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Strolling in the rain (Brattleboro Reformer)

June 4, 2012

By Josh Stilts BRATTLEBORO – When Lisa Bassick woke up Saturday morning to the sound of rain rattling against the windows of her Vernon home, a fearful thought struck her; “What if the storm deters people from coming to the Strolling of the Heifers?” “I was expecting to walk along empty streets,” Bassick said. But […]

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Stroll grows slow with upcoming summit (Brattleboro Reformer)

May 28, 2012

By Howard Weiss-Tisman BRATTLEBORO — It all started with a stroll … a slow walk, if you will, down Main Street, that highlighted Vermont’s historic agricultural dairy economy. Then came organics, and local food. Artists got on board and just as the heifers were hitting their stride gas prices spiked and there was a focus […]

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Sanders, Shumlin to address Slow Living Summit (Brattleboro Reformer)

May 4, 2012

BRATTLEBORO — Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Peter Shumlin are among the dozens of high-profile speakers scheduled to take part in second annual Slow Living Summit, taking place downtown May 30 through June 1. The summit aims to attract engaged citizens, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, students, civic, foundation and non-profit leaders from throughout the United States, […]

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Challenges and opportunities face dairy farmers (Times Argus)

March 26, 2012

By Bruce Edwards It’s the essence of Vermont — a seemingly endless view of fields, pastures and white clapboard villages, cradled by the Green Mountains. But those fields and pastures that make up a Norman Rockwell image of the state are anchored to the livelihood of the state’s dairy industry. It’s an industry that continues […]

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Delegation Wants To Extend MILC Program For Farmers (VPR News)

February 20, 2012

Vermont’s congressional delegation has introduced a bill to extend a program that provides payments to dairy farmers to help weather fluctuating milk prices. The delegation says that in September, farmers could face a severe drop in support from the Milk Income Loss Contract program if no action is taken. The legislation would extend the program […]

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Vt. delegation seeks to extend dairy safety net (Boston Globe)

Vermont’s congressional delegation has introduced a bill to extend a program that provides payments to dairy farmers to help weather fluctuating milk prices. The delegation says that in September, farmers could face a severe drop in support from the Milk Income Loss Contract program if no action is taken. The legislation would extend the program […]

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