Open Mike- Wednesday 2/1/17


Open Mike

Topic: Is President Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with the media justified?

Anson Tebbetts

Secretary, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Topic: Issues the department faces, agricultural runoff problems, how the weather creates drought/erosion issues, quality control efforts, what is the top agricultural producer, which new markets are gaining favor with consumers and what is the future of agriculture in Vermont?

Ellen Ratner

Talk Media News

President Donald Trump has nominated a Supreme Court Justice, is it a good political move for so many democrats to fight Trump on nearly every executive action, who will replace the Attorney General that Trump fired and this week’s cabinet nomination candidates being approved by Congress.

Tim Schmalz

Vermont Plant Industry Section Chief

Topic:  Growing Hemp in Vermont, pesticide use, controlling invasive species, pollinator health, and what seeds to use each spring.

Abbey Willard

Food Systems Section Chief

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Topic: Different programs the Agency has created to increase Vermont foods and farm goods to get to consumers.