• In the News: Milk Supply Commentary
  • In the News: Milk Supply Commentary

    The Northeast is taking another look at milk supply management. The options are limited, but they are options nonetheless. Will this effort find the first steps in a new path forward? 

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In the News: Milk Supply Commentary

Helen Labun | August 13, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: Milk Supply Commentary

The Northeast is taking another look at milk supply management. The options are limited, but they are options nonetheless. Will this effort find the first steps in a new path forward? 

In the News: American Ginseng

Local Banquet | August 03, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: American Ginseng

American ginseng has been in the news recently. . . not for its health benefits, but for its role in trade and tariffs.  

What's Going On with the LiLi?

Bonnie North | July 30, 2018 | On the Farm

What's Going On with the LiLi?

Seven years ago, Local Banquet’s summer issue featured an article on Royalton Vermont’s Bob White Systems and their innovative “LiLi”—a low-input, low impact system for pasteurizing milk. The LiLi is designed for “micro dairies” processing milk from as few as 4 cows. We checked in to see what's happened since we first profiled the invention in 2011.

In the News: SNAP & Farmers Markets

Local Banquet | July 20, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: SNAP & Farmers Markets

A string of national decisions and contract changes has jeopardized the ability of Vermont Farmers Markets to sell food using Three Squares / SNAP benefits. A temporary fix just gave markets around the nation 30 days to figure out a solution. It may not be enough time.

Vermont's Got a New Organics Business

Henry Homeyer | July 14, 2018 | Garden Pathways

Vermont's Got a New Organics Business

For more than thirty years, Paul Sachs has been making fertilizers for organic growers. He learned how to create fertilizers using natural ingredients to include all the minerals needed by plants, not just the “Big Three” – nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. His fertilizers naturally include magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and boron from sources such as seaweed, cottonseed meal, ground peanut hulls, and minerals like rock phosphate and green sand. . .

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