Category Archives: Financial Management

Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The rising … Continue reading

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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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