The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) filed the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) Proposed Rule with the Vermont Secretary of State on May 13, 2016, This filing represents the start of the formal rulemaking process during which the public will continue to consider the strengthening of agricultural water quality standards for Vermont farms.
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How many farmers does it take to serve breakfast to a thousand hungry people? Admittedly, that’s a rhetorical question. We know that American farmers each feed 155 people worldwide every day with the products they grow, produce, nurture, and sell.
VTDigger criminal justice reporter Elizabeth Hewitt asked the question in a June 14, 2016 article. At issue is whether renewable energy projects should be allowed on acreage that garners a tax break under the current use program, which is intended to encourage keeping productive agricultural lands undeveloped.