Flood Response & Recovery Resources

Agency of Ag Flood Response

Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Agriculture has compiled response & recovery information and resources in recognition of the ongoing State of Emergency. We recognize that many of you are still in places that are unsafe or unstable. Please prioritize your health & safety first, and know you are in our thoughts as we attempt to chart a path to recovery. 

All of the up-to-date Agency of Ag response and recovery resources are available at agriculture.vermont.gov/flood. New resources are being added daily as well as the most current Agency guidelines for dealing with issues like milk dumping, crop damage, re-opening processing facilities, and more. 

A new key resource from UVM Extension: Routine soil testing, heavy metal screening, and soil nitrate analysis will be free for flood-impacted farms through August 15th. Visit the UVM Ag and Environmental Testing Lab webpage for more details. 

In addition to Agency resources, we have compiled a list of external resources helpful to the response effort. Those resources and their links can be found on our webpage or below.  

Access the Latest Flood Related Resources

FAP funds

Apply for Farm Agronomic Practices Program Funding

If you are planning to cover crop or inject manure this fall, apply by August 1st for VAAFM’s Farm Agronomic Practices Program grant. 

The FAP program provides $45/acre to support cover crops that are drilled or incorporated, $30/acre to support cover crops that are broadcast or inter-seeded, and $25/acre for manure injection. 

For more information and to apply, head to the FAP Program webpage.

Application deadline: August 1st

Reminder: Farmers Market Price Reporting

Reminder: Farmers Market Price Reports

A reminder that weekly price reports from farmers markets across Vermont are available every week from June-November.

These price reports can assist consumers with preparing to shop their local market, or producers who need help pricing their products for markets or crop insurance. 

To have a PDF of the report emailed to your inbox weekly, email Drew Watson at [email protected]. Reports go out on Thursday of each week. 

See this week's Market Report

Farm to School Sales Coordinator

Food Connects Hiring a Farm to School Sales Coordinator

Food Connects is seeking a Farm to School Sales Coordinator to join the Food Hub Sales Team to support the growth of Food Connects Food Hub sales to various schools in the region.

This person will employ their exemplary customer service skills, industry knowledge, and attention to detail to increase sales with current school and institutional customers and onboard new customers. 

Read the full job description

Farm to Family Program

Reminder: Farm to Family Coupon Program

$164,000 in coupons are now available to help eligible Vermonters buy locally grown fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets and farm stands. 

Coupons are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be used at any of the 60 markets and farm stands enrolled in the program this summer. 

Visit the Farm to Family Program webpage to check eligibility. 

Check income limits and eligibility

Farm First

View the VAAFM Grants Calendar

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