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State seeks ways to boost rural economy

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copyright the Chronicle October 4, 2017   by Tena Starr   BARTON — Bleak as the picture for dairy so often is in Vermont, it’s the decline of the state’s forestry industry that people wanted to talk about Tuesday at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on fa... More »

Panel discusses the future of migrant labor

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copyright the Chronicle May 24, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   HARDWICK — “Who will milk the cows?” asked panelists at a farm forum held at Hazen Union High School on May 17. But the real question on the table was what happens on Vermont dairy farms if President ... More »

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More agriculture, more jobs

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  copyright the Chronicle May 6, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph The six-year-old Farm to Plate initiative appears to be doing its job and has noticeably helped bolster Vermont’s farm and food economy, according to a report released earlier this year. Among oth... 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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Are hops making a comeback in Vermont?

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copyright the Chronicle October 22, 2014 by Aaron Dentel-Post In 1850, Vermont grew 8.2 percent of the nation’s hops, with Orleans County accounting for 77,605 pounds of the crop a year. The crop was so important that children were taken out of school at harve... More »

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Vermont leads nation in sugarmaking again

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copyright the Chronicle July 16, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla Vermont again led the nation in maple syrup production in 2014, according to a report by the United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service. Vermont’s total pr... More »

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Farm bill passes U.S. Senate

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copyright the Chronicle February 5, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar The federal farm bill passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday, 68 to 32. The bill includes a key provision for dairy farmers, called a Margin Protection Plan.  Similar to crop insurance, it allows farmers to... More »

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Sodden skies torment farmers

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by Tena Starr “It’s kind of a nightmare.” That’s how Brandon Tanner of Glover described this summer’s weather and his own efforts to put in hay for his dairy cows. “It’s one of those things where you’re forced this year to get what you can get when you can get... More »