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We’re a week late but we’d like to wish everyone a belated Happy National Milk Day! more

Jan 16, 2018 7:00 AM Editorials

MIDDLEBURY | Starting this month, local farmers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a University of Vermont (UVM) Extension farm business educators for guidance on farm financial matters. more

Jan 13, 2018 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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TUPPER LAKE | As the region sets into a deep freeze, several farmers are hitting the workshop circuit. more

Jan 10, 2018 9:00 AM The Sun

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ESSEX | A proposed series of cuisine trails in and around the northern Adirondacks has passed a major hurdle. more

Jan 6, 2018 9:00 AM The Sun

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RUTLAND | Considering her academic achievements and background in finance, chemistry and agriculture, Wendy Wilton’s experience in state and local politics has helped prepared her for the less overtly political role of U.S. Farm Service Agency... more

Dec 20, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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PERU | With the coming of winter, business at the Peru Farm Center is booming. more

Dec 19, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

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WHALLONSBURG | A gulf has emerged between Rep. Elise Stefanik and the young farmers revitalizing farms across the Champlain Valley, including in her adopted hometown of Willsboro. more

Dec 19, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun 1 Comments

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MIDDLEBURY | When it comes to recreational marijuana, some Vermonters might recommend that you “roll your own.” more

Dec 13, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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Four Vermont 4-H Club teens had an opportunity to compete at the National Youth Dairy Judging Contest, Nov. 5, in Kentucky. more

Dec 11, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets hired a new director of policy and communications. more

Dec 2, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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The Champlain Valley certainly has the right stuff... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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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

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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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