Progressives know that agriculture, especially family farms, including timber, are essential to Vermont’s economy and cultural heritage. We will work to:
- Support fair-trade prices for Vermont’s farmers and producers.
- Invest in agricultural infrastructure with priority given to locally-owned, farmer-controlled enterprises such as vegetable-, meat-, and dairy-processing plants.
- Support farm- and community-based enterprises with policies that open new markets, including direct sales to consumers.
- Support farmers’ transition to organic and sustainable practices.