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MIDDLEBURY | First it was nuclear, then coal. Now, wind power is on the chopping block in NIMBY Vermont. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

From the editor: It’s not always so hunky-dory when it comes to Montpelier’s power and the state’s dairy industry. A recent example illustrates that even farming isn’t immune from government’s long arm. Read more

Editorials

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When was the last time you saw a commercial promoting milk? The only ones I have seen are the phony California cows on pasture adds. We have reached a point where the milk supply exceeds the demand. Read more

Community Columnists

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MIDDELBURY | Health policy expert and entrepreneur Meg Hansen announced her campaign for the Office of Vermont Lieutenant Governor last week. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement Tuesday expressing her support of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read more

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MONTPELIER | The “first-of-its-kind” Northern Tier Dairy Summit was held April 1-2 at Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort. The event was attended by 240 participants with 115 dairy farmers present from across New England. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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One of the highlights of my job as a grazing specialist for the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Champlain Valley Crop, Soil and Pasture Team is seeing how farmers adopt new practices and evolve with them over time. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | The chairman of Stonyfield Organic will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference March 14 in Randolph Center. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | According to anecdotal reports heard by The Eagle, few Vermonters working locally in the private sector, at this time, are being affected by the partial federal government shutdown. 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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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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CHAZY | Miner Institute’s annual Dairy Day meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center, 586 Ridge Road, Chazy. Read more

The Sun

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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The past six years I have served in the Vermont House for the Addison 3 district, comprised of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes, and Waltham. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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SALISBURY | Yes, in ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country, according to Vermont State Facts online. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WILLSBORO | Marc Molinaro effectively sewed up the Republican nomination for governor last week when the Westchester County Republican Chairman said his committee will endorse the Dutchess County Executive in his effort to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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ELLENBURG | As the dairy industry continues to be mired in crisis, local students are offering a lifeline to area farmers. Read more

The Sun

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It was -10 below this morning. For the third week in March, that is cold.  Too cold. But last night’s news was even colder. Read more

Community Columnists

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It was sobering news in case you didn’t hear about it last week. Read more

Editorials