What is the future of organic dairy in Vermont?
Live call-in discussion: Dairy farming is a staple of Vermont’s agricultural and tourism economy. Milking barns and cows of all varieties dot the landscape here. But the industry is at risk, especially organic dairy.
Horizon Organic made headlines recently with its announcement that it’s ending its contracts with 28 Vermont farms next year. That spells trouble for those farmers, their families and their employees.
This hour, we dive into the world of organic dairy production. We learn what it takes to produce, bottle and ship organic milk. We also learn why some big companies like Horizon are pulling away from Vermont’s family farms. Then, we find out what farmers are doing to stay in the milk business, or pivot and get out.
Broadcast live on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at noon.