Public Input Needed! Open Survey for 2020 Clean Water Priorities through July 31

Click on the fact sheet above.
To take the survey visit:
The Clean Water Fund supports municipalities, farmers, and others implementing priority projects to improve water quality in Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands. You can also participate by attending the Clean Water Conversation Meeting on July 12, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Winooski Room, National Life Building, Montpelier and online. To attend in person, please email 
Click more info below to review the Clean Water Fund Budget Process webpage.

Fourth Annual Open Farm Week

August 13-19th, 2018,

The fourth annual Open Farm Week will return the week of Monday, August 13 -Sunday, August 19, 2018, and will feature a diverse schedule of rooted in Vermont on-farm activities for the whole family.Open Farm Week is a celebration of Vermont farms offering visitors a backstage pass to learn more about local food origins, authentic agritourism experiences, and the chance to build relationships with farmers. This year visitors can explore regional trails, featuring multiple farms and activities, to take a deeper dive into the unique rural character of each corner of Vermont. Events vary from farm to farm, including activities like milking cows or goats, learning to make pickles, working with fiber, crop-mobs, on-farm dinners, or scavenger hunts.

Farm Equipment, Depreciation and the New Tax Law

The following information is provided by Nationwide®, the #1 farm and ranch insurer in the U.S.

 Buy, lease or hold the old? The changes in tax law will impact decisions you as a farm operator make over the next several years. These decisions may center around farm equipment, livestock and other assets that depreciate. The new law revised the rules around depreciation and it will allow full and immediate expensing for purchases over the next several years. The new law, however, ended like-kind exchanges (the replacing of a depreciating asset without paying the taxes on the new item) and that can affect the way you approach your personal property, such as equipment and livestock and the taxation of these assets.

It’s time to Nominate the Best in Agriculture!

Every year members are recognized for their exemplary service to agriculture at Vermont Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting and Conference.  This year's meeting is November 2 -3 at Trader Duke's Hotel in Burlington. Categories are Vermont Century Farm, the Cornwall Award, Farm Woman of the Year Award,  Young Farmer Achievement Award Farm Family of the Year Award and the Wallace award. Click on More info for detailed descriptions and application forms. Applications are due at the Farm Bureau office by October 1, 2018.              Bruce Shields accepts the Wallace Award from Joe Tisbert at the 2016 Annual Meeting

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Weekly Pricing for AMERIGAS Exclusively for Farm Bureau Members

July  9,  2018

  • 0 – 2500 GALS $1.650
  • 2501 – 6500 GALS $1.60
  • 6501 + GALS $1.550
  • 0 – 400 GALS $2.350
  • 401– 999 GALS $2.15
  • 1000 + GALS $2.050

Weekly Pricing for Suburban Propane Exclusively for Farm Bureau Members

july 10, 2018

  • Propane 1 - 999 gallons - $2.345
  • Propane 1000 - 4,999 gallons - $2.0045
  • #2 Fuel Oil - $2.792
  • Kerosene - $3.288
  • On/Off Road Diesel $2.826