Vermont Council on Rural Development

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A daylong conference was held at the statehouse in Montpelier Tuesday to highlight what technological and digital innovations could mean for Vermont’s economy.

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development says there are more public access points for Wi-Fi that are part of the Vermont Digital Economy Project.

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Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross says the state's food and farm and businesses should be aware of new federal food safety regulations and speak up while they're being crafted.

The state of Vermont is getting a $1.8 million federal grant to help businesses, farms, towns and nonprofit groups use online resources to help respond to disasters such as the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.


A coalition of groups plans to lobby the Vermont Legislature in the upcoming session for additional funding for infrastructure investments in the state’s farm and forest sectors.