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CHAZY | Congresswoman for the 21st District, Elise Stefanik, made a tour of the North Country recently. One of the places she visited and toured was Giroux poultry farm in Chazy on Aug. 2. The visit was made after stopping at the Giroux apple farm. Read more

The Sun

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WARRENSBURG | Plantings around one’s yard can not only be decorative, but they can also provide nutritious, savory food, according to an upcoming presentation sponsored by Warrensburgh Beautification. Read more

The Sun

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April 22 marks a half century of celebrating Earth Days, but do we observe it? Beyond Earth Day there is a growing national debate over the Green New Deal. We can each do our part by reducing our driving, use of electricity and consumption of animals Read more

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LEWIS | Staff at Essex County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) are settled into new office space on Route 9N, just west of the hamlet here. Read more

The Sun

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BURLINGTON | Decisions farmers make over the spring and summer can dramatically increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions later in the winter. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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BURLINGTON | University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H and the UVM Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences will sponsor a free Agriculture Career Day, Feb. 8... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is welcoming applications for the 2019 Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is now accepting applications for registration to grow and process industrial hemp for the 2019 registration year. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont dairy farmers could see much needed relief in the 2018 Farm Bill which was signed into law this week in Washington, D.C. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets announced the availability of up to $90,000 of funding to assist eligible local farmers and food businesses... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Rep. Harvey Smith of Addison County’s 5th district concurs with last week’s comments by Rutland County State Sen. Brian Collamore. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Ah, that familiar, sweet summer aroma of local fields will now be a forgotten thing, well, at least until April 1. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WILLSBORO | George Sayward said the dairy industry is as bad as he’s ever seen it in his four decades as a farmer. Read more

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The autumn harvest is complete and the season for giving thanks is here. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | For the four 4-H’ers representing Vermont at the recent North American 4-H Invitational Dairy Quiz Bowl, their third-place win was a sweet victory. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | NaturVet’s veterinarian-formulated pet supplements have progressed over the last 25 years to keep up with the ever-changing needs of pet parents. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

From time-to-time, folks will ask our agency, “how safe is the milk we buy in our stores?” Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Officials of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) announced reimbursement payments were sent last week to area Vermont dairy farmers under the milk Margin Protection Program (MPP). Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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NEW HAVEN - Ten outstanding Vermont 4-H dairy members were selected to attend the National Dairy Conference in Madison, Wis., recently. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ORWELL - Change is happening on the land and that’s good news for water quality, according to Water Quality Division Deputy Director Ryan Patch of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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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.