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Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM

The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

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

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

Loose Emu Recognizes Owner, Returns Home

posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

An emu famous for running wild through New Hampshire for more than a week has been reunited with its owner and returned home to Vermont, perhaps after recognizing the man's jacket. Full Story

Congress: Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs

posted on July 24, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Congress:  Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs
Under The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed by the House of Representatives this week, food companies would not be required to disclose whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM

Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue
Our country’s earliest sugar makers were firmly rooted in their craft well before Europeans arrived. But it was the union of native tradition and colonial technology which laid the groundwork for North America’s enduring maple syrup production... Full Story

Judge rejects $50M proposed settlement in dairy farming case

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:39 PM

A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between Northeastern U.S. farmers and the Dairy Farmers of America over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers. Full Story

8 States Sign Action Plan to Promote Clean Cars

posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last... Full Story

Vermont Ups The Ante on Genetically Modified Foods

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of... Full Story

First Came Cheese, Now Comes Charcuterie?

posted on February 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Vermont officials are exploring a new round of value added agriculture. Full Story

Squirrel population boom frustrates fruit growers

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

A squirrel population boom is menacing fruit growers and others in some patches of the country. Full Story

Consumers Asked to Pay More for Milk to Save Farms

posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Consumers will pay a little more for coffee and chocolate to ensure the farmers who produce those foods get a fair wage, so why not ask them to pay more for milk? That is the notion behind a program designed to raise... Full Story

Eighth Generation Vermont Farm Creates Unique Mobile CSA

posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Eighth Generation Vermont Farm Creates Unique Mobile CSA
The Holton Family has been farming in New England for over 200 years. To keep the agriculture legacy going, the next generation of farmers come up with a unique CSA model, calling it the Holton Farm Truck. Full Story

Vermont Dairies Scramble to Find feed after Irene

posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Flooding from Tropical Storm Irene sweptaway some bales of hay Doug Turner grew to feed his dairy cows andripped open others, contaminating them with muddy water. When thewater receded, he had to mow down a third of his corn,... Full Story

Market to Market (September 23, 2011)

posted on September 23, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Market to Market (September 23, 2011)
Full Program: Global economic conditions bring out the bears. The Obama Administration targets direct payments to farmers. An eighth generation farm family brings the taste of the wide-open countryside to the narrow canyons of the big city. Market analysis with... Full Story
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