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Host a Candidate at your next county event, picnic or farm

Concerned about the future of agriculture in Vermont? Vermont’s State Primary is August 9, 2016. Why not invite gubernatorial candidates to your next county meeting, picnic or even your farm.  Get the discussion started and ask how their policies will affect Vermont agriculture. 

New Rules for Small farms criticized as costly and overbroad 

Small Farms must follow the new RAP's (Required Agricultural Practices)

The Public comment period for the RAP's ends July 7. This means under the proposed rules, any farm pulling in $2,000 in gross income in an average year will be expected to follow the required agricultural practices — formerly known as acceptable agricultural practices.

Have you received you current use tax allocation from the State? 

Check your new tax bill? 

If you removed a parcel from current use, is the tax department assessing your lot as a free standing building lot and taxing it at the best use possible and not the Fair Market Value?  And it’s not perc’ed, zoned and approved by the town as a building lot. 

Des Marais Farm of Brandon Honored For Enrolling Almost 500 Acres of Wetland into the Farm Bill Program

On Friday June 24, The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont celebrated the closing of the state’s largest federally protected wetland easement to date at Lyn and Jim Des Marais’s farm in the Otter Creek Watershed. 

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Weekly Pricing for Suburban Propane Exclusively for Farm Bureau Members

July 5,  2016

  • Propane 1 - 999 gallons - $2.17
  • Propane 1000 - 4,999 gallons - $1.87
  • #2 Fuel Oil - $2.082
  • Kerosene - $
  • On/Off Road Diesel $2.16

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