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March 5, 2015

Vermont’s Working Lands need your support!

NOFA Vermont is a member of the Working Lands Partnership, a collaborative effort that is working to support local agriculture and forestry, grow and attract farm and forest entrepreneurs, and conserve Vermont’s Working Landscap

December 4, 2014

FSMA: sweeping changes to our nation’s food safety system

Please submit comments to the FDA by December 15th about how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) impacts your farm or business; FSMA, passed in 2011, represents the most sweeping changes to our nation's food safety system since the 1930s.

October 27, 2014

FSMA Listening Session with VAAFM and NEASDA

Food safety regulations will affect farmers and food processors throughout the country, and NOFA Vermont has been one of many voices calling for these regulations to be amended to be appropriate for organic and small-scale farms.

January 29, 2014

GMO Labeling Hearing: February 6

The Vermont Senate Agricultural Committee has been hearing testimony on the GMO Labeling bill for weeks – ever since the legislative session opened in early January.

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