Letter to the editor: A look at migrant workers through a climate prism

As to “playing a vital role in the health of the state’s agricultural industry” let’s put sympathy momentarily aside and have a cold, hard look at an underlying problem. 

Letter to the editor: CEAC needs new priorities

The CEAC, a “nonprofit organization working to promote a healthy, local economy while achieving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” laments that in spite of its efforts, emissions are rising.

Letter to the editor: Auditor’s report on dairy confirms industry flaws

The Vermont State Auditor’s report, which tells us that the cost to taxpayers for supporting the Vermont dairy industry during the period 2010-2019 has been very high but stops short of saying largely ineffective, has already stimulated the predictable re … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Conventional agriculture is not working

Three articles in the Jan. 21 edition of the Addison Independent (“Farmers Can Make Change,” “Farm to Plate Videos Help Entrepreneurs” and “New USDA Dairy Business Innovation Center Opened”) suggest that Vermont’s conventional dairy farmers are hard at wo … (read more)

Letter to the editor: After 30 years, phosphorus still poluting the lake

How it started: The Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership was formed following enactment of the Lake Champlain Special Designation Act of 1990, sponsored by Vermont Sens. Patrick Leahy and Jim Jeffords and New York Sens. Patrick Moynihan and Alph … (read more)