New Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance Formed

Addison County Economic Development Corporation member Brian Carpenter of Champlain Valley Equipment of Middlebury is a founding board member of the new Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance (VTDPA). 

This Alliance has been formed to increase the voice of dairy farming in both the Regulatory and Legislative arenas. Membership includes dairy farmers from working farms of all sizes. The Alliance will work together with members, industry partners and state government to adopt regulations that won’t cripple the economic viability of the Vermont dairy industry.

The Alliance serves to promote both the growth and vitality of agriculture here in Vermont while being mindful of its environmental impacts to Vermont's working landscape and waterways.  It is important to recognize that within Vermont agriculture, dairy farming alone contributes $2.2 billion in economic activity each year.

The dairy industry needs to strengthen and unite to effectively represent working dairies around the state. Click on this link for the Alliance Facebook page.