USDA details $17M sewer grant & loan package

Officials from the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture have formally unveiled the $17.5 million package of a grant and long-term loan that Vergennes will receive to help fund the $25.5 million overhaul of the city’s sewer system.

Vt. Congressional delegation: Why move food aid out of state?

Vermont’s congressional delegation has raised concerns about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to move the state’s Farmers to Families contract, part of a pandemic program that helps feed people in need, from a Vermont-based food distributor t … (read more)

Congress urges USDA to support farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, co-founder of the Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus, on Tuesday was among the signers of a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue, urging the USDA to support dairy farmers facing an economic crisis d … (read more)