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“Trade wars are good, and easy to win,” said President Donald Trump, May 2, 2018. No, they aren’t, as U.S. farmers can attest. Read more

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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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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

The Vermont Eagle

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CASTLETON | As part of its VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café series, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H is sponsoring four free Summer of Science programs in June and July for students entering grades 7-12 in the fall. Read more

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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

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

Editorials

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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

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

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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

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

The Vermont Eagle

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FORT-COULONGE, QUEBEC | Agri-tourism effort aims to support rural towns, small biz Read more

The Sun

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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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