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ADDISON | The sporadic nature of cows going out or staying in presented some challenges with keeping the feed ration consistent and was a bit confusing for the cows trying to get used to a new routine. more

Nov 17, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Citizens of Middlebury and surrounding towns gathered on Oct. 26 as part of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative to prioritize action ideas that will guide the work of the program moving forward. more

Nov 14, 2017 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that Rutland resident Wendy Wilton (R) will be director of the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA). more

Nov 14, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) is reintroducing a pair of bills designed to boost broadband for farmers and rural residents. more

Nov 13, 2017 5:45 PM The Sun

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ORWELL | Vermont 4-H sheep members gathered in Orwell on Oct. 29 for the Vermont State 4-H Sheep Shearing Clinic. more

Nov 13, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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ADDISON | Part 1: Successful grazing systems develop when there is farmer involvement in the planning process. Having a plan is important and needs to be built around the goals of the farmer. more

Nov 10, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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VERGENNES | Fifteen outstanding young Vermont 4-H dairy members had an opportunity to participate in the National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison, Wis., this year. more

Nov 4, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott, Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, and  farm to school partners joined students last week to celebrate Vermont’s robust presence in farm to school at the Fletcher Sweet Farm. more

Nov 1, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Last  month, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) expressed strong opposition to provisions included in the recently released Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code that would increase taxes for farmers across the country. more

Oct 31, 2017 7:00 AM , Editorials

SHELBURNE | A special agritoursim workshop, titled “Engaging Farm Visitors: Tours, Camps and Animals,” for farmers and agricultural service providers, will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, in Shelburne. more

Oct 14, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Vermont 4-H Club teen members performed well at the Big E last week. more

Oct 6, 2017 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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PERU | When you spot a cluster of antique tractors, you’ll know you’ve arrived. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

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WHALLONSBURG | For the second year, a local cycling tour will showcase some of the best local agriculture has to offer. more

Sep 23, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

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WESTPORT | Rows of farm market tents, trucks and stands made for busy commerce, conversation and good times at Essex County fairgrounds last Saturday. more

Sep 21, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | Many Vermont farmers and agribusiness owners make it a point to be a part of Massachusetts’ end-of-summer BigE-Eastern States Exposition, New England’s largest agribusiness showcase and exposition. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Next to the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days, the only other annual events that gets the farming community together are the two Bourdeau Brothers’ events held at the agribusiness at 88 Seymour St. in Middlebury. more

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle 1 Comments

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CORNWALL | When Cornwall resident Peter Briggs traveled around Europe as part of his international business responsibilities for Alvarez & Marsal, a global “turnaround management” firm, he often visited breweries and hop farms. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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WESTPORT | The Essex County Fairgrounds will be abuzz with activity next Saturday. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun

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CHARLOTTE | A group of neighbors abutting what will become the largest commercial hop farming operation in Vermont are continuing their opposition to a planned 59.1 acre commercial hop farm. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

An Essex County Board of Supervisors subcommittee tasked with detailing the fate of the county-owned CCE Building in Westport has released their long-awaited formal report. more

Aug 30, 2017 7:00 AM Editorials

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  • Farm teams from all over Vermont are invited to come together for NOFA’s Farmer Olympics, 4-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Maple Wind Farm. (NOFA-Vermont photo)

  • A common plant found along Vermont's roadsides and open areas may not appear harmful but its sap contains a chemical that causes serious skin reactions when exposed to sunlight. (Image courtesy of NOFA Vermont)

  • 4-H Club Jamboree winners: Clayton Fenton (honorable mention); Anna Cassidy (bronze), Madeline Chairvolotti (silver), and Nigel Waring (gold). (Photo by Lisa Muzzey)

  • Rokeby Museum’s Annual Pie and Ice Cream Social takes place Sunday, Aug. 16, 1-4 p.m. Local baker volunteers have been contributing pies for the even for 25 years. Pictured: 2014 pie event.

  • Award-winning Girl Scout Carolyn Carolyn Balparda lives in Addison County, Vt.

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