Vermont Farm Bureau's Spring Board Meeting starts at 10:00 am. We welcome all to attend. At 11:30 Mike Spaulding, a Senior Business Consultant with Nationwide Insurance Sponsor Relations will present a short video on the history of Nationwide Insurance followed by an open discussion. RSVP to Ginny
The House is slated to vote this afternoon on the energy siting bill, S.230, but without several provisions of the version the Senate passed last month. The bill aims to give towns and regions greater say over where renewable energy projects are built.
Legislators may require Vermont’s professional foresters to become licensed by the state, but foresters say the proposal isn’t needed and will raise costs.State officials say Vermont’s forests are so important that government should ensure they are managed according to sound practices.
by Mateusz Perkowski for Capital Press April 25
The agricultural labor shortage has less to do with the shrinking population of farmworkers than with its changing work habits, a new economic study found.