Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

Small dairy farms in Vermont teater chronically on the brink of insolvency. Nearly half of Vermont’s dairies have gone out of business in the past 10 years, primarily small farms. Things got even worse during the pandemic, with volatile prices and supply chain shifts. The pattern is similar among dairies throughout New England. Stabilizing revenues … Read more

Why Are Farms Getting So BIG? – A Year in the Life of a Farmer

Hint – it’s not because they’re greedy “factory farms”. The farm I’m involved with got its start many decades ago. My grandparents started farming in another area after marrying, where they lived in two grain bins pushed together. Grandma told me recently that the water leaks may well have been the worst part of that … Read more