Vt. Land Trust helping farms get through COVID-19 crisis

MONTPELIER — Thirty-four farms across the state received a combined total of $73,000 in June through the Vermont Land Trust’s new program for farmers affected by COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn. Loss of restaurant sales, increased distribution costs, and lower milk prices, among other challenges posed by the pandemic, have placed many farmers in dire economic straits. “Farmers in our state are struggling and they need our help,” said Nick Richardson, president and CEO of the Vermont Land Trust … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Farms and their workers need more financial support

This week, Gov. Phil Scott announced his proposal for a massive recovery package aimed at supporting businesses, organizations, and farms that have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in this package is $50 million of earmarked funds for the s … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Large farms are sustainable

In response to Geoff Davis’ recent letter that ran in the Sept. 26 edition: Sorry but facts matter. Hills’ cows are not chained to iron rails, they live instead in free stalls which allow them to wander freely in their environment, choosing to relax in wh … (read more)