We congratulate the Vermont legislature on its passage of a law to require labeling of genetically engineered food sold in the state and we commend Governor Shumlin for stating that he will sign the bill. Consumers Union testified numerous times in hearings in Vermont in favor of the bill and is supporting bills across the country that would label GMOs.
Shelburne Vineyard won top honors in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, N.Y.
Free admission to annual event
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont will host the 17th Annual Home & Recreation Show. The show will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spartan Arena which is located behind Diamond Run Mall on U.S. Route 7 South in Rutland.
Understory Farm in Sudbury, Vt.
First-season farmer Gregory Witscher didn’t let a holiday get in the way of field work.
Addison County Regional Planning Commission representative David Hamilton, reported that the ACRPC would continue work toward establishing its formal position on Phase II of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project at the Commission’s April 9 meeting.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) is reporting the first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the state. The positive diagnosis occurred on a swine operation in Rutland County on March 26.
Ethan Allen Institute
The Vermont Sate Legislature is now seized with an important issue that must be addressed to the satisfaction of the Obama administration in the next couple of months, or the state will find itself in Washington’s enforcement crosshairs.
Southern basin includes the Poultney, Mettowee River watersheds, East Creek
A series of public meetings will be held in April to gather comments on the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ Draft South Lake Champlain Tactical Basin Plan.
Vermont sugar producers are having a devil of a time this spring as they wait for the ideal conditions to tap area maple trees and collect sap to be rendered into multiple grades of syrup.
While April 1 signals the end of the Winter Manure Spreading Ban in Vermont imposed by the Accepted Agricultural Practice Regulations (AAPs), the continued presence of snow pack on farm fields will present a challenge to farmers who wish to start spreading manure as soon as the ban is over.
Thanks to prolonged winter cold in the North Country, it may be the latest time in recent memory that Vermont sugar makers have had to wait to tap their maple trees.
Vermont Health Connect
For most people, the Affordable Care Act—aka Obama Care—has no effect on the 2013 income tax return they are filing in 2014. However, some people may need to make important decisions by the March 31 deadline for open enrollment.
The top four finishers in the senior division at the Vermont 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl, March 15 in Randolph Center, earned a spot on the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team that will compete in regional and national competitions this year.
Warm weather is around the corner and with its arrival comes the need for horse-owning Vermonters to ensure that their companions are protected from diseases transmitted by mosquitos, such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV).
Rural Vermont, Full Sun Company of Middlebury, and Vote Hemp will be hosting a hemp networking gathering and special screening of the hemp documentary, "Bringing it Home."