Regenerating Dairy in Vermont

Since 80 percent of Vermont farming is industrial dairying, much of the work at Regeneration Vermont has been centered on documenting the ills from this confined dairy system — from water contamination to bankruptcy prices for producers to poor cow health and inadequate worker condition. It is a broken system and it needs to be replaced.

Ben Hewitt: A Groundswell for Agricultural Change

Regenerative agriculture is about more than animal and crop management practices; it’s also about ensuring equity: a just livelihood for our farmers and farm workers, vibrant rural communities, and policies that no longer incentivize the degradation of the land and the consolidation of wealth and political power.