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I grow concerned when zealots like Jenkins’ attempt to establish a diet-based moral high ground, “Drop animals from menus.” Read more

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CHAZY | Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP) of Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists Jim Meyers and Mike Basedow hosted a presentation on drone farming, a newer, technological approach to agriculture. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors was given a passionate presentation recently on the state of Adirondack agriculture by Carly Summers, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s agricultural resource educator, at the start of the... Read more

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Farmworkers deserve to be treated with respect, but the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act concerns me. Read more

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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

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GABRIELS | Hundreds of cyclists and supporters will gather Sept. 29 at Tucker Farms in Gabriels for the fourth-annual Bike the Barns. Read more

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AUSABLE FORKS | The state Farm Bureau and farmland conservation groups found good news in New York’s State Budget. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Runnings, a Midwest farm, outdoor and home goods chain, will be opening up shop in Plattsburgh this fall. Read more

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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

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont farmers, long the unfair main target of environmentalists concerned about high-phosphorous runoff into the Lake Champlain basin, are aware of the enormous cost of cleaning up the lake. Read more

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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

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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

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

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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

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont is clearing a path for a new tasting trail that will encompass two countries, two states, and two provinces. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | “I’m a tough old bird,” says Elsie Holfolter. Read more

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KEESEVILLE | The official launch of six Adirondack Cuisine Trails happened beside a braying herd of Devon cattle at Mace Chasm Farm. An October sun poured over their verdant field as a farmhand moved them toward fresh pasture. Read more

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The colors of fall are coming soon, believe it or not. The orange of pumpkins, the yellows of squash, the greens of spinach and beans, the purples of grapes, the reds of apples, along with the cream color of milk and cheeses. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame announced that Middlebury farmer Robert Foster is one of the 2018 inductees. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Farm fields revitalized from springtime cold are sending fresh food to farmer’s markets around the county. Read more

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