I have long fought to preserve and promote Vermont’s treasured working landscapes. These initiatives have included the Working Landscapes Enterprise Fund, and the Current Use tax code for farmers and loggers. These policies help to promote a vibrant rural economy and ensure every Vermonter a right to their roots. In my work as Vice-Chair the Senate Economic Development Committee, my colleagues and I have prioritized market expansion and creation, helping farmers and foresters here in Vermont sell their products across the world, increase revenue and creating jobs.
To continue to prosper in the 21st Century, we cannot abandon the working landscapes that have made Vermont so special. That’s why, in the Senate, I will continue to advocate for Vermont farmers and foresters.