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USDA Farm Bill Summary Available Online
The Agriculture Department has posted a two-page summary of the 2014 farm bill online. Also posted are two- to three-page summaries of the major titles of the bill.



Under the Golden Dome- Legislative Update

“Under the Golden Dome”, is emailed weekly to subscribing members to keep them apprised of legislative developments at the Vermont Statehouse that affect agriculture. Legislative priorities are set annually by the organization following the elected delegate session determining policy in November. Vermont Farm Bureau's Legislative Update for the week of  April 11, 2014.

Need to back track here are earlier reports. January 7, 2014
January 17, 2014, January 24, 2014, January 31, 2014 and February 7, 2014 , February 14, 2014  February 21, 2014 and March 14, 2014
March 21, 2014
, March 28, 2014, April 4, 2014



Contact Bill Moore our new Lobbyist and County Coordinator with any Legislative Concerns
Bill is charged with furthering the Vermont Farm Bureau legislative priorities and keeping the fourteen County Farm Bureaus organized and active. During the Legislative session Bill is available to meet on Mondays and is always accessible via cell phone: 802-888-9390 and email: He will get back to you!



Addison County Farm Bureau Legislative Breakfast Series

Addison County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a series of legislative breakfasts and lunches throughout the session. Each breakfast starts at  7 a.m. program beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending by 8:45 a.m. Luncheons begin at 12 p.m. and end at 1:45 p.m. The Addison County Farm Bureau joins with the Bridport Grange #303 for the programs, and they are also supported by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Regional Planning. The series will conclude with a Legislative Wrap-up on June 2. For a full schedule visit




Fourth Graders of Burke Town School Interview Farmer Ryan Simpson of Sutton  for a valuable lesson about Farming.
See the Video!


Chittenden County Accepting Applications for the 2014 Horse Farm of Distinction



Free Marketing Assistance to the Agriculture Community in Lamoille County from LEDC



Keep Up with National Events with AFBF e-newsletter




County Farm Bureau Meetings, Workshops and Agricultural Events


April 21, Lamoille County Meeting at Deep Root 7:00PM

contact Joe Tisbert


April 25-27, Vermont Maple Festival, St. Albans, VT. Something for Everyone!

In celebrating Vermont’s world-renowned maple harvest, the city of St. Albans plays host to the Vermont Maple Festival, featuring numerous events, including maple product exhibits, pancake breakfasts, New England craft exhibits, antique shows and markets, a specialty foods show, maple candy-making demonstrations, a variety of concessions, carnival rides, and a huge parade, all in honor of maple syrup.



April 26-27, Everything Equine & Canine

This year the show is expanding to include "Everything Equine & Canine." Established in 2004 this Vermont Equine show has educated equestrians of all levels on the latest innovations in the horse industry. This year it is expanding to include our canine friends!



June 7-8, Strolling of the Heifers in Brattleboro










Suburban PRICING


Pyrofax Energy is Now Suburban Propane
Vermont Farm Bureau’s successful fuel program of the past three years has been renewed! Pyrofax was recently purchased by Suburban Propane, and the propane, heating oil, and diesel discount program will continue and expand to all Suburban dealers in Vermont.

April 7, 2013

PROPANE  Based on Selkirk average price plus 

1 to 999 gallons  $2.5694

1000 to 4999      $2.2694

#2 FUEL OIL      $3.552

On Road Diesel  $3.774

Off Road Diesel  $3.719


The Rise of Propane Pricing with Suburban

We've gotten a number of calls about the increase in propane pricing with Suburban. Please be aware there is currently a propane shortage throughout the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration in the middle of January, average propane prices across the nation were 58 cents per gallon higher than the same period last year..For the full article visit


Our fuel and oil prices are posted once a week and may not always reflect your delivery date. We apologize for any inconvenience you may be experiencing. Please call Suburban at 800-776-7263.




Helpful Tools for Farmers

Agriview Hay and Forage Directory

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets Hay and Forage Directory from their publication Agriview.

New Farm Worker Notice Required by Law

In order to protect farmers and farm workers, farmers must provide written notice to their farm workers “in their native language”. 

New Housing as a Benefit Postings for Farm Workers and Farmer Employers in English and Spanish

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New Postings for Employee and Housing Termination in English and Spanish
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