"Vermont’s agrarian way of life has been central to the state’s identity since its founding. As family farmers face unprecedented challenges, it is vital to our economy, our landscape, our sense of place and our culture that we do all we can to help them succeed. I will continue to fight for fair milk prices to help struggling dairy farmers compete, nutrition programs that keep children healthy while supporting local food production and renewable energy innovations that will bring new revenue to farms. Most importantly, I will advocate for Vermont’s ‘buy local’ approach in Congress."
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Rep. Welch's Recent Work on Farms
Times Argus: 'A look at measure’s impact on Vermont'
May 20, 2013
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., released a statement after the House Agriculture Committee passed the farm bill last week highlighting Vermont priorities included in the legislation.
The release stated the bill would mean the following for Vermont:
Stabilize milk prices for dairy farmers. The Dairy Security Act, sponsored by Welch in the last Congress, was included in the bill and an effort in co...
House Committee Approves Farm Bill; Key Vermont Priorities Included
May 17, 2013
The House Agriculture Committee approved a Farm Bill this week on a bipartisan vote of 36-10. The bill is expected to be debated by the full House of Representatives this summer.
Rep. Welch said, “This is a good bill for Vermont’s agriculture sector which is vital to the economic health of our state. While good for our farmers, it will do serious harm in its current form to those who rely on feder...
Associated Press: 'Welch Hopes For New Farm Bill'
May 15, 2013
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch says he hopes the farm bill will help stabilize milk prices for dairy farmers, include disaster insurance for vegetable growers and promote the use of local fruits and vegetables in school lunches.
Welch, a former member of the House Agriculture Committee, spoke Tuesday of his priorities for the farm bill, which is due to be discussed by the committee on Wednesday.
Welch Outlines Priorities & Prospects For Farm Bill
May 14, 2013
On Tuesday at the Intervale in Burlington, Congressman Peter Welch was joined by representatives of Vermont’s dairy farmers, vegetable growers, and nutrition advocates as he discussed the prospects for a Farm Bill in this Congress, as well as his priorities for the bill. The House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to take up the bill tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. The Senate Agriculture Committee is taking up its version of the bill today.
Photo Album: 'Rep. Welch Outlines Priorities & Prospects For Farm Bill at Intervale'
May 14, 2013