Acting Lake Champlain Sea Grant Extension Program Leader Jeffrey Schloss was interviewed by
Vermont Public about the water quality and cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Champlain after the July 2023 flooding in the state. Continue reading “CALS in the News-August 2023”
The University of Vermont is excited to announce a cluster-hire of post-doctoral associates with a focus on measuring local and regional sustainable food systems. The two-year positions (with potential option for renewal) will work with UVM faculty in collaboration with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and will be based at UVM, in conjunction with the ARS
Food Systems Research Center. Continue reading “Food Systems Research Center Opportunities for Post-Docs”
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) recently participated in a cross-institutional study involving 16 researchers to determine what it would take for New England states to increase its regional self-reliance to 30 percent by 2030.
Continue reading “Research Examines New England’s Ability for Food Production Self-Reliance”
About 20 percent of Vermont dairy farms raise pigs as well as dairy cows. Ninety percent of these farms raise pigs seasonally, and their health concerns may not be a priority for farmers. However, there is growing concern about the global spread of African swine fever (ASF), a deadly foreign animal disease (FAD) of pigs that was identified in two Caribbean countries during 2021.
Continue reading “African Swine Fever is Getting Too Close for Comfort”
During December 2022, C-FARE (Council on Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics) board member and program chair,
Jane Kolodinsky, hosted a national webinar about the current state of inflation in relation to food systems. The webinar focused on the complexities of the inflationary period the U.S. is facing. Continue reading “Kolodinsky Hosts C-FARE Panel on Food Systems and Inflation”