Vermont Working Lands Bill Public Hearing 1-18-2012

Tweets from the Public Hearing on H.496/S.246 at the Vermont Statehouse, Room 11 on January 18, 2012.
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Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Mary from Groton: the best way to preserve #workinglands is to make farming profitable. #vt #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Charles Shackleton: #vt is blessed w/natural resources & creative & innovative ppl. Imptnce of #workinglands can't b underestimatd. #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Dan Breslaw: this bill is a partnership-public & private both for #workinglands #Vtpoli Beautiful landscape created by farmers & loggers.
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Mateo Kehler: If you want things to stay the same, then some things are going to have to change. Step up & support #workinglands bill.
Bob the Green Guy Farnham @bobthegreenguy
Use VT lands sustainably - 40+ people signed up to speak at the #workinglands hearing in #VT http://t.co/BJapigGD
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Andy Kehler: farming will always be an uphill battle in CT. #workinglands have put #vt in position for ag renaisance.
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Tom Slayton: #workinglands did not just happen. Made by more than two centuries of toil & intelligence. #vt #Vtpoli
Vt Working Lands @VtWLP
Tom Slayton: #workinglands do not have to disappear from #vt . Bill is a step in the right direction.
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
David Zuckerman: infrastructure investment & marketing is where the state can lead the way. Private sector will step up. #workinglands
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Mike Rainville: forest products is 2nd largest sector of economy. Mostly small producers. #workinglands
Vt Working Lands @VtWLP
Mike Rainville: lumber is typically a commodity, but times are changing. Industry wants to connect forest to final product. #workinglands
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Peter Condaxis: we have local ppl working in the woods worried abt what they will do in 5 yrs. let's reverse trend. #workinglands
Vt Working Lands @VtWLP
Steve Justice: don't focus efforts entirely on organic products. Lots of oppty. #workinglands
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
James Maroney is down on conventional dairy. H496 is a good bill but no enviro standards. #workinglands
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Ted Ferris: #vt forest products have suffered from undeserved negative bias. #workinglands bill helps. #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Joshua Benes: #workinglands bill will provide groundwork for a movement in #vt . Let's hold our ground by using our ground.
Kate McCarthy @katevnrc
RT @amyaction: Joshua Benes: #workinglands bill will provide groundwork for a movement in #vt . Let's hold our ground by using our ground.
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Carl Russell: one word doesn't jump out-stewardship. W/out it we have nothing more than biz on land. Can't have patches of #workinglands
Vt Working Lands @VtWLP
Walter Medwid: folks just don't understand that a working forest has multiple benefits. #workinglands
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Renee Carpenter: we need a strong sense of stewardship as #vt moves frwd w/bill. Bldg resilience needs a holistic approach. #workinglands
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Jim Hogue: We're talking about the multiplier effect. That's what a #statebank can help with. #workinglands #Vtpoli
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