Category Archives: Financial Management

Staying Competitive in a Maturing Local Food Market

By Suzy Hodgson Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Rose Wilson’s presentation MARKETING 201: Helping Farmers Stay Competitive in a Maturing Market, National Farm Viability Conference, Albany, 2017. “As local food markets mature and competition increases, it’s becoming harder for experienced … Continue reading

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Changes to Vermont’s Current Use Program

During the 2015 legislative session, the Vermont legislature made a number of changes to the law affecting the Current Use (Use Value Appraisal) Program. They include provisions for the following: A new calculation for the Land Use Change Tax (LUCT) … Continue reading

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USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Sign-Up Deadline

Dairy producers urged to act now to protect their businesses against unpredictable market swings, take advantage of increased protections offered in first year of program. The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. … Continue reading

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