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Len Bull Commentary: Working lands fund needs continued legislative support


Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Dr. Leonard Bull, who was a professor of animal sciences at the University of Vermont and North Carolina State University. He is currently chair of the Vermont Agricultural and Forest Products Development Board, and lives in New Haven.

Last year, the Vermont Legislature created the Working Lands Enterprise Fund and seeded it with a small investment of $1 million. We are now seeing our seeds growing, as agricultural and forest products enterprises have actively applied for the funding. Not surprisingly, the applications far exceed the small seed fund that was started last year (almost $10 requested for every dollar available!). The working landscape is not only our heritage, but it is also our future. Read more...

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