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Irasburg farmer challenges state

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copyright the Chronicle March 23, 2016 by Tena Starr An Irasburg farmer has invited the Vermont Agency of Agriculture to prosecute him for violating the state’s slaughtering rules. His crime?  He advertised half of a grass fed beef that had not been “properly”... More »

Stiffer regs proposed for farmers

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copyright the Chronicle November 11, 2015 by Joseph Gresser JAY — All but the tiniest Vermont farms will be expected to keep close tabs on runoff from fields. That was the stern message delivered by Laura DiPietro, deputy director of the Agriculture Resource M... More »

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Sugaring season was short

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copyright the Chronicle April 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail Alfred Carrier and his son Alfred Carrier Jr., were among the last people in Orleans County still making maple syrup this past weekend. Many local sugarmakers report that they quit boiling early last we... More »

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Barrup protests $400,000 sales tax bill

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copyright the Chronicle October 15, 2014 by Joseph Gresser DERBY — Rod Barrup is not happy with the government of what he calls “the first communist state in the U.S.” In particular he is angry about a $400,000 bill from the Vermont Department of Taxes. Mr. Ba... More »