The Agency of Natural Resources prepares to launch a new initiative that prevents stormwater runoff through better infrastructure design. And Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross discusses the implications of Congress’ failure to pass a new farm bill.
Secretary Chuck Ross says the Shumlin administration agrees that people
should be able to know whether GMOs are in their food but he says the threat of
lawsuit makes current legislation untenable.
This year’s wild weather swings, from a soggy spring to a scorched and
dry summer have made life difficult for farmers and gardeners. Among the problems this season is late blight, a
disease that has begun to
appear on many farms.
Governor Shumlin has tapped Chuck Ross as Secretary of Agriculture, citing his experience as a farmer, legislator and aide to Senator Patrick Leahy. Shumlin says he wants to invest in infrastructure and aggressively market Vermont food products.