Tag Archives: Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Local News
July 4, 2018

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD—Five mosquito pools collected in Springfield have tested positive for West Nile virus at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory. These are the first positive pools – or group of up to 50 mosquitos of the same species – of the 2018 surveillance season.

The infected mosquitoes…

Op - Ed
April 12, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency issues Vermont report card

By Anson Tebbetts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Boston regional office announced that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture has made significant progress toward meeting the state’s water quality goals.

In a letter to the agency dated April 2, EPA regional administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn noted, “Your…

U.S. Specialty Crop Grant program to boost market competitiveness
January 24, 2018

U.S. Specialty Crop Grant program to boost market competitiveness

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) has received $200,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grants from the federal USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to enhance the competitiveness of Vermont specialty food crops, including honey, hops, and maple syrup, and nursery crops, including Christmas trees…