Vermont Releases Commission’s Report on Growing Food Economy

Vermont’s governor has released the report of the Commission on the Future of Vermont Agriculture, a 12-member citizen committee appointed to explore ways to grow the state’s food economy. The Commission’s report provides recommendations to stimulate rural Vermont farm and food production and provide better access to local food. In creating the report, the Commissioners shared their ideas, and tapped the expertise of young farmers, members of the public, and organizations working on environmentally sound farming practices, climate adaptation and resilience, and diversity. Among the report’s conclusions: agriculture is a principal engine for Vermont’s rural economy and Vermont food and agriculture needs to grow, attract new and diverse farmers and workers, and adapt.