WASHINGTON – January 23, 2020 – The Waters Advocacy Coalition, a broad cross-section of small businesses, farmers, ranchers and builders, today applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps of Engineers) for replacing the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation with a new Clean Water rule that brings much-needed clarity and certainty to enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
January 10, 2020 | Montpelier, VT - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) welcomes applications from Vermont agricultural and forestry businesses for Trade Show Assistance Grants. The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative has set aside $30,000 to be distributed on a first come first serve basis to support yearly marketing plans for Vermont businesses with reimbursement directly to Vermont businesses to exhibit at trade shows outside of Vermont.
Vermont’s rural communities are intricately tied to our economy, identity and way of life. At the same time, all of Vermont suffers when our farm and forestry sectors falter. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, and Vermont Farm to Plate, are taking steps to build on our strengths and innovate for the future. This session the Legislature will hear a preview of the Vermont Agriculture and Food System Plan to stimulate rural economic development and bring Vermont products to people throughout the Green Mountains and beyond.