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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 | 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

With the glow of Christmas barely behind us, we look forward to the new year and the customary New Year’s resolutions: Reduce social media, reduce weight and this year, reduce animal food consumption. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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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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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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PLATTSBURGH | President Donald Trump on Monday announced a new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Read more

The Sun

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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

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PLATTSBURGH | With the price of milk declining across the country, it’s getting difficult to make a living. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Organic dairy farmers will learn about bedded and composted packs, high quality milk production, strategies for financial success and the latest organic dairy research at a day-long conference on March 15 in Randolph Center. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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

Editorials

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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. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH — Ahead of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, local officials are lining up to congratulate the new U.S. ambassador to Canada. Read more

The Sun

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BRIDPORT — For more than 40 years Maplefields’ Middlebury Beef convenience store on U.S. Route 7 in East Middlebury has been selling the complete line of Monument Farms Dairy products. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

CHAZY — With funding from the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, a project is underway to evaluate ways that dairy farmers can manage calf nutrition to reduce the impact of heat stress on the young animals. Read more

The Sun

ST. ALBANS - The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery is the first dairy cooperative in the nation to provide new information to farmers about the fatty acids that make up the milk fat in their cow’s milk. Read more

The Vermont Eagle