To all “Irene” affected Vermont Farmers: Contact USDA

UVM Extension is urging Vermont farmers of all types, sizes and management methods, both organic and conventional—dairy, vegetable, livestock, orchard, crop, maple, diversified—who sustained damage from tropical storm Irene to contact their county USDA office, whether or not they have participated in USDA programs in the past, and whether or not they carry crop insurance.

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Service, UVM Extension, the local Natural Resource Conservation Districts and other partner organizations are trying to visit every Vermont farm that has sustained damage to assist in recovery from tropical storm Irene.

Use the phone numbers listed below to contact a USDA field office in your community, or you can email newfarmer@uvm.edu for help.

Brattleboro: 802-254-9766
Newport: 802-334-6090
St. Johnsbury: 802-748-2641
Middlebury: 802-388-6748
Rutland: 802-775-8969
Williston: 802-865-7895
Morrisville: 802-888-4935
St. Albans: 802-527-1296
White River Jct.: 802-295-7942

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About Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman is outreach and education coordinator for the UVM New Farmer Project the Women's Agricultural Network.
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