Our Spring 2020 Newsletter

Our Spring 2020 Newsletter

  Our Spring Newsletter is here! Browse our stories about dairy farmers working on clean water in our state, magnificent old forests, Bluffside Farm in Newport, recent conservation successes, and much more. View the full newsletter: Panorama, Spring 2020...
Part of the Solution: Dairy Farmers Talk About Clean Water

Part of the Solution: Dairy Farmers Talk About Clean Water

Clara Ayer (pictured above) is back at work after being home with her now two-month-old twins. As she walks through the barn, on the land where she grew up in East Montpelier, co-workers welcome her. The herdsman who works the barn’s “maternity ward” (himself a dad of...
Some resources for farmers and forest owners during COVID-19

Some resources for farmers and forest owners during COVID-19

The Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans offers loan advance funds of up to $10,000 to businesses losing money due to the pandemic. Farms weren’t eligible in the first round of funds but they will likely be in the new round.

Farmland and Headwaters Protected in Barton

Farmland and Headwaters Protected in Barton

Rupert Chamberlin, longtime president of the Vermont Farm Bureau, started farming in Barton in the early 1960s, with his wife, Muriel. Over time, they pieced together 105 acres of excellent farmland with spectacular views of the Lowell Mountain Range and Jay Peak. As...