Category Archives: Financial Management

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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Health Insurance Sign-Up: Deadline is March 15

Vermont agricultural employers need to make important decisions in the coming weeks regarding health insurance, as many plans that farmers and food businesses have relied on in the past will end on March 31. If your plan is ending, you … Continue reading

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The Women of the First Annual New England Meat Conference

In March, I had the pleasure of attending the first annual New England Meat Conference in Concord, New Hampshire. A brainchild of a few Vermont movers and shakers — including Vermont Agency of Agriculture’s Chelsea Lewis, NOFA-Vermont’s Sam Fuller, and … Continue reading

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