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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

Log Cabin ‘Natural’ Syrup Maker Relents On Color

posted on September 30, 2010 at 2:09 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt -- Under fire in maple syrup country, the maker of Log Cabin All Natural Syrup said Tuesday it's getting rid of the product's caramel coloring in response to complaints by producers of the real thing. Full Story

Feds Back Off Plan to Take Vermont Farm

posted on June 4, 2010 at 2:06 PM

MONTPELIER, VT (AP)— Sen Patrick Leahy says the Department of Homeland Security will close a border station in Vermont rather than expand it by seizing a dairy farmer's land. Full Story

Vermont Slaughterhouse Workers Charged with Cruelty

posted on June 4, 2010 at 2:06 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt (AP) - Two Vermont men are facing animal cruelty charges for their roles at a slaughterhouse that was ordered closed last fall because calves were being mistreated. Full Story

Program Asks Consumers to Help New England Dairy Farmers

posted on September 18, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Program asks consumers to help New England farmers RICHMOND, Vt.—Several New England states are urging consumers to chip in and save the region's dwindling dairy farms, which are struggling with record-low milk prices. Full Story

Vermont Panel Hears From Dairy Farmers

posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:07 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt - With milk prices nearly half of what they were a year ago, dairy farmer Jack Brigham of St Albans estimates he's losing between $5,000 and $7,000 a month. Full Story

Vermont Farmers Cut Cows' Emissions by Altering Diets

posted on June 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM

COVENTRY, Vt (AP) — Vermont dairy farmers Tim Maikshilo and Kristen Dellert, mindful of shrinking their carbon footprint, have changed their cows' diet to reduce the amount of gas the animals burp — dairy cows' contribution to global warming. Full Story

Vermont Dairy Farms Count on Illegal Immigrants

posted on May 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

HIGHGATE, Vt (AP) — A room off the milking parlor of a sprawling farm near the U.S.-Canada border offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the changing face of Vermont's dairy industry. Full Story
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