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Strengthening food system in Vermont

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2010-04-30

Last year, the Legislature established the Farm to Plate (F2P) Initiative, which asked the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) to do a comprehensive inventory of the food-related assets and resources in the state including producers, processors, distribution systems, waste management, suppliers,
sales and support systems.

The question they were asked to answer is, "how can Vermont strengthen its local food system and s timulate development in the farm and food sector?"

...When Paul Costello, executive director of the VRCD, visited the House Agriculture Committee this year, he indicated that Vermonters place agriculture in high regard and importance, however, we, as a state, do not fund agricultural endeavors in a manner commensurate with that sense of importance.

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