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On Mother’s Day: Testing Your Food Waste IQ

In honor of Mother’s Day (I’ll explain later), let’s see what you know about food waste in the U.S.: A. What food category yields the most waste at the consumer level? Grain Products Seafood Fruits and Vegetables Meat Milk B. The average … 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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USDA Census of Agriculture: Reading between the lines

After a very long wait the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture data are starting to roll out. While the meatiest (pun intended) reports are not expected until May the preliminary data are attracting a lot of attention. And, regarding women farmers, … Continue reading

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