Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits Vermont.
On Saturday February 13, 2010, Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack visited the state of Vermont. Accompanied by Senator Bernie
Sanders, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Representative Peter Welch, Secretary
Vilsack addressed a dairy town meeting in Burlington, the Northeast Organic
Farming Association annual meeting at the University of Vermont, and the St.
Albans Cooperative Creamery annual meeting in St Albans.
At each stop Secretary Vilsack talked about the
challenges facing farmers and took questions from the audience. Questions
covered a variety of issues. However, dairy, organic farming, and locally
grown food were on the minds of many members of the audience.
The day was concluded with a round table discussion on
local issues at
the office of Senator Patrick Leahy.