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Winter thaw triggers sap run in maple country

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:14 PM

A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees. Full Story

New England Lobstermen Still Fishing Thanks to Mild Winter

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Many New England lobstermen are still fishing deep into December because of unseasonably warm weather and an abundance of the critters. Full Story

Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets

posted on December 18, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets
Tim Taft’s Vermont family farm has weathered booms and busts for decades. And true to form, the fourth generation dairyman is riding out a downturn in milk prices - which have plummeted 40% from 2014’s record levels. Full Story

Shale Gas Line to the Northeast Gets Federal Nod

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to bring cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York. Full Story

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Full Story

Local Wheat Sees Revival in Former Grain States

posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM

WESTFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Amber waves of grain are rippling again in parts of New England, once considered the region's bread basket. Vermont and Maine ceded that distinction to the Midwest in the 1800s, when the Erie Canal and intercontinental... Full Story

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