viernes, diciembre 04, 2015

Right on for Rural Vermont!

http://www.ourherald.com/news/2015-11-
26/Front_Page/Farm_Organization_Marks_30_Years_of_Making_a_Diffe.html

Farm Organization Marks 30 Years of Making a Difference

Rural Vermont Fills Bethel Town Hall For Anniversary
By Lisa Sacks Warhol

Lisa McCrory and Carl Russell of Earthwise Farm & Forest in Bethel present to a full house during the Rural Vermont 30th anniversary celebration on Sunday. (Photo by Seth Butler) Lisa McCrory and Carl Russell of Earthwise Farm & Forest in Bethel present to a full house during the Rural Vermont 30th anniversary celebration on Sunday. (Photo by Seth Butler)When Rural Vermont was founded by Sen. Anthony Pollina in the 1980s, farmers state- and nationwide were experiencing devastating legal and financial problems. The organization fought to save Vermont’s agricultural way of life.
In the 30 years since, Rural Vermont has continued fighting—for GMO labeling laws, for fair dairy prices, against the use of rBGH in dairy cattle, for small farmers to sell products like raw milk directly to consumers, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
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The fight is never easy, but as was reiterated over and over at Sunday evening’s 30th anniversary celebration at the Bethel Town Hall, there is strength in numbers, and collective action can change minds, hearts, and laws. Rural Vermont’s membership swelled to 1000 during the event.

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