Welch Tours Burlington's Intervale Center to Inspire Farm Bill

Burlington, Vt. - You could find Congressman Peter Welch touring the Intervale Center in Burlington on Friday.

Welch said he toured the facility to get an introduction to the Center's programs that encourage farming and push the local farm to table movement. This tour comes while he, Senator Leahy and Senator Sanders are working on a new farm bill that Welch said will support local agriculture as opposed to big.

"I'd say it's an inspiration stop," Welch said. "It's so remarkable to see what folks in Vermont are doing to carry on this proud tradition of Vermont agriculture. Secondly, it's the beginning of the process that we've got to go through to set our priorities on the farm bill.

Welch was shown arround by the Executive Director of Intervale Travis Marcotte.

Marcotte said he loved having the Congressman tour and being able to be part of this bigger conversation stressing the importance our local Vermont farmers.


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