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Understanding New Agriculture Regulations

Lisa Rathke
The Vermont Agriculture Agency has been on the road around the state presenting a draft of tightened farm regulations meant to protect water quality.

Vermont is changing its agriculture practices from "acceptable" to "required" - which means that nearly all of Vermont's farms, no matter their size, will now have to follow them. The Agency of Agriculture has been on the road around the state, presenting a draft of the rules and asking for public input. We're unpacking what's going to change and giving you a chance to ask your questions about the new ag regulations.

We're joined by Chuck Ross, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. And by Laura DiPietro, deputy director of the state’s Agricultural Resource Management Division.

Post your questions and feedback on the regulation changes below, or email us at vermontedition@vpr.net.

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Broadcast live on Thurs., December 10, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.