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VT Specialty Crop Block Grants AVAILABLE!

January 12, 2021

What is a Specialty Crop? Did you know, most agriculture products that are not animal products or grain, fiber, and oil field crops are considered specialty crops by USDA. The most common specialty crops we see in Vermont are fruits and vegetables; culinary herbs, spices, and medicinal plants; nursery, floriculture, horticulture, and Christmas trees; honey;…

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PPP to Reopen on January 11, 2021

January 12, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11th for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward…

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2020 Fall Newsletter

November 11, 2020
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Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont

October 20, 2020

UPDATE:  The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on 12/15/20 they are removing the domestic quarantine regulations on the Emeral Ash Borer which will go into effect on January 14, 2021.  You can learn more HERE.   Since October there have been new detections that have expanded the infested areas within the following…

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Vermont Blooms Initiative

October 14, 2020

Vermont Blooms Initiative The VNLA would like to announce the launch of its Vermont Blooms Initiative, a planting program to enhance Vermonters health by improving and beautifying our civic landscapes.   This all-volunteer project, funded by donations from our VNLA members and associates, seeks to improve/enhance public outdoor spaces across our towns throughout Vermont.  Projects could…

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VT Emergency Economic Recovery Grants

August 5, 2020

The Economic Recovery Grant Program is fully subscribed at this time. The Legislature is working on another round of money for the program and the VT Agency of Commerce will announce details of that program soon.  If you have an application that is in process, ACCD is continuing to process those in the order they…

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VT ACCD Business Impact Survey

July 10, 2020

The VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development wants to hear from all Vermont businesses impacted by the response to the COVID-19 virus. Please share these impacts via the ACCD Business Impact Form, which will help us assess the full impact as we work toward solutions.  Please visit this link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/vtcovid19

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2020 Summer Issue

July 9, 2020
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2020 Spring Issue

March 1, 2020
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VNLA 2020 VT Horticultural Industry-Wide Survey

January 30, 2020

Nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, florists, landscape professionals, arborists … this is a BIG industry. The hundreds of firms in our industry in Vermont employee thousands of people, pay significant taxes and benefits, keep land open, and generate substantial income. How much?   That’s what this survey will determine. About the Survey In February, 2020 there will…

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