Federal Assistance for Vermont Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Thursday (September 4, 2014) a $45 million program available to Vermont farmers who adopt conservation practices intended to prevent nutrient runoff into the state’s waterways.  According to the USDA news release, blue-green algae blooms on Lake Champlain are the result of degraded water quality primarily due to phosphorus […]

Obama's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

On Friday March 28, 2014, the Obama administration released its Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions as part of its Climate Action Plan. Methane accounts for nearly 9 percent of the domestic greenhouse gas emissions and is the second largest greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide.  The White House said while methane emissions in the United States […]

Grant Funding Offered for Agricultural Conservation Approaches and Technologies

NRCS is offering a funding opportunity to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. The funding opportunity is now available. The application period will close on March 7, 2014. A webinar for potential applicants will be […]