University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Sustainable Agriculture Council Reports

Oilseed Farmers Research Group

Each year, the Sustainable Agriculture Council makes a report to the Vermont State Legislature to inform Vermont's lawmakers about the current state of research and growth in sustainable farming practices.

2011 Report
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Includes reports on Farmers & Food Access, Economic Impacts of GAPs Certfication in Vermont, the Long-term Effects of Liquid Manure Fertilizer on Soil Health, and economic impacts of Tropical Storm Irene on Vermont agriculture.

2010 Report
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Provides a snapshot of sustainable agriculture in Vermont through the lens of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan.

2009 Report
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Research summaries include "Understanding Vermont's Local Food Landscape," "Mapping Vermont's Local Food System," "Sustainable Food Sourcing and Distribution in the Vermont-Regional Food System," "Farm Energy Innovation in Vermont," "Developing Standards for Sustainable Biofuels in Vermont," and "A Feasibility Study of a Mobile Unit for Processing Oilseed Crops and Producing Biodiesel in Vermont," as well as other developments in sustainable agriculture.

2008 Report
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Includes "Local Food Sales: Food Co-ops and Country Stores" and "Alternatives for On-Farm Energy Enhancement in Vermont: Oilseeds for Feed and Fuel" reports.

2007 Report
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Research reports include those from on-farm energy production work, a local food systems update and long-term priorities for action.