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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.  

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.

Introduction to a New Publisher

Helen Labun | July 06, 2018 | From the Editor

Letter to Readers

Meg Lucas Barbi Schreiber | June 22, 2018 | From the Editor

Letter to Readers

It was a day like today in June of 2007 that we published the first print issue of Vermont’s Local Banquet magazine. The word localvore had newly been coined and folks were engaged in localvore challenges in an effort to reduce the distance food travelled, thus the carbon footprint, and to support a growing farming economy.

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