Vermont's Congressional Delegation recently secured $18.9 million dollars in federal funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program. These funds will help 20,000 Vermont households keep warm this winter. Low-income households across Vermont can expect to receive an average of $879 to assist with winter heating costs.
The Vermont Department of Health, in partnership with the Agencies of Education and Natural Resources, is launching a pilot project designed to encourage schools to test drinking water for lead at each tap used for drinking or cooking, and take actions to lower lead levels.
The Act 73 Working Group released its recommendations today for long-term water quality funding to meet the state's clean water goals.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is pleased to announce that three Vermont dairy farms have achieved full certification in a national program aimed at ensuring food safety and responsible medication use.
Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of a bipartisan duo of former legislators to strengthen and coordinate his Administration's initiatives to expand the size of Vermont's workforce.
The Vermont Republican Party has appointed Deborah T. Bucknam, Esq. of Walden to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women. Ms. Bucknam will serve the remaining 2 years of Susie Hudson's 4-year term.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Life Magazine announce the release of the colorful 2018 Fish & Wildlife Calendar. Filled with stunning photos of Vermont's wildlife, including moose, chestnut-sided warbler, Atlantic salmon, hooded merganser, and whitetail deer, the calendar includes photos by many well-known Vermont photographers including Roger Irwin, Jim Block, and Kurt Budliger.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) will accept applications for Produce Safety Improvement Grants beginning November 15. Approximately $74,000 in funding is available in this round, and funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife is reporting that several important fall foods for wildlife were abundant this year.
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Governor Phil Scott joins the Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets in offering thanks to our farmers, local businesses and food producers for providing all Vermonters with high quality food.
Governor Phil Scott today announced he appointed 33 Vermonters to State boards and commissions in the month of October.
On Veterans Day, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets was proud to salute those who served our country in uniform. Many veterans find farming rewarding and healing work, allowing vets to serve our country in a new capacity. Vermont's hardworking vets are a welcome addition to the workforce, helping to support agriculture and our food systems.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has added nearly 50 acres of lakeshore property to the Pond Woods Wildlife Management Area in Benson, Vermont. The property was conserved in part using funds from the Habitat Stamp program, a voluntary donation to habitat conservation in Vermont that was launched in 2015.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding two public meetings to present the Lake Memphremagog, Coaticook and Tomifobia Rivers Tactical Basin Plan, which outlines how the State will achieve new phosphorus pollution targets for the Memphremagog Watershed in Vermont.
This holiday season, Vermont State Parks invites you to purchase holiday gift packages, park passes, and gift certificates for friends and family. Not only will they benefit the recipient, but they'll benefit the parks, too.
Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Tom Pelham to the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB). He will begin serving immediately, filling the position vacated by Con Hogan in September.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets and the Vermont Cheese Council congratulate Tara Schatz from Bennington, Vermont for capturing the most popular fall farm photo of 2017. The inaugural #FarmLeafies champion features a portrait of the Randall cattle grazing on an iconic Vermont farm while the pink dusk sky glows on the Green Mountains in the background.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state's deer population. Hunters who get a deer during the November 11-26 rifle season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer when they go to a reporting station.
The Department for Children and Families has begun processing requests from 3SquaresVT recipients to compensate for food lost during the recent wind storm. Recipients are eligible to have a portion or all of their October benefit replaced, depending on the value of the food they lost.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grants totaling $254,117 for seven projects to benefit Vermont producers of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, maple, wine grapes, and value-added products and to increase consumer access to locally produced food. These grants, funded through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), were awarded to five agricultural organizations to undertake a range of research, technology development, education, marketing, and program-building projects.