Farm & Food

Is the state trying to pass a secret tax?

Tax time concept with sign post under blue sky

As you can see from the linked article of Watchdog.org, as reported by Micheal Bielawsky, the legislature is still trying to find more ways to tax Vermonters. Reducing our carbon foot print will reduce global warming, we don’t need more taxes and less control to do this. Read below, let us know your thoughts.

Vermont cap-and-trade bill looks a lot like a carbon tax, observers say

What’s in Your Summer Burger? Why Your Government Doesn’t Want You to Know

028-pola[1]By Jeff Clements (This article originally appeared on the Opinion section of Fox News.com)

Even if they are not the hippest foodies, most people who buy hamburger for a late summer cookout want to know the source of their ground beef. If not the specific farm or state or even region, whether the meat is American-raised or has traveled across the globe from who knows where matters to a lot of Americans. That insistence on our right to know about our food is why federal law requires that meat be labeled with the country of origin. Or it used to do that.

by · August 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Farm & Food

Farm and Food Freedom

Modern%20Danish%20farm%2001[1]Courtesy of Dexter Lefavour, candidate for Vermont Senate

The freedom to grow your own food and share it with your neighbors must be restored. Individuals should be free to choose to drink raw milk, know if their food contains GMO’s, eat farm slaughtered meat and other food choices. The federal government has monopolized the word “organic”. In order to become a certified organic farm the farmer must pay a fee to the government. This is a regressive tax on farmers and an impediment to the production of better food. Federal milk price controls, corn subsidies, and many other regulations, tax policies and financial assistance programs benefit large corporations, but make good food unavailable, unaffordable and inaccessible. Dexter will be a strong advocate for food and farm freedom.

by · July 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Farm & Food