Farm Bill Causes Concern

farmlawsCONCORD-Vermont's new bill proposal regarding the protection of state waters has been affecting farmers more than they had thought.


Bill 586 was introduced by the Fish, Wildlife and Water Resource committee to focus on quality of Vermont's water. If the bill passes, farmers will face new restrictions dealing with the usage of manure and livestock.

Connie Quimby, Concord's fish and Wildlife Representative, says "there are times when the ground is not frozen and it may be okay to spread manure."

On top on the new bill, farmers will be required to complete an annual water quality training course. This new bill has caused a lot of concerns and farmers are not pleased, they're hoping that all of this displeasure will alter Bill 586.