Important: Government regulations survey

By Terence Bradshaw

I understand survey fatigue- really. This one from my colleague Dr. Meredith Niles may be one of the most important ones you’ll see this year, as it goes across the usual topics and gets at the core of one the most important issues affecting farmers today, regulations. If you have a few minutes, please consider filling it out. It should only take a few minutes, and the data can be extremely useful in guiding current policy development and future policy implementation. –TB

Research Study: Understanding How Government Regulations Affect Farms and Farmers

Description: A new research study at the University of Vermont seeks farmers for two opportunities to understand farmer perspectives about government regulations on their farms. The project is funded by the James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research at the University of Vermont. The project will also interview state-level policymakers.

Online Survey: Farmers can directly and immediately participate in an online survey about government regulations on their farms by going to: mtniles.

Interviews: We also seek to interview farmers about their experience complying with government regulations on their farm, especially the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPS). Farmers are being sought to represent diverse agricultural industries, production methods, farm sizes, and generation (new farmers, multiple generation farmers). Research will involve an audio-recorded interview, which will take approximately one hour. Farmers will not be identified in the research outcomes and all information will remain anonymous. For their time, farmers will be compensated $50. To express your interest for participating in the project, and schedule a time for an interview, please contact Courtney Hammond Wagner at 802-560-5587 or courtney.hammond.

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