Vermont Watchdog Report
Despite a recent upbeat national jobs report, Vermont’s state economist says the jobs market faces significant headwinds in the Green Mountain State.
At the Nov. 10 meeting of the Middlebury Select Board, Creek Road resident Alpine Bingham spoke to the Board about long standing problems he has experienced with riverside erosion adjacent to his family’s property, which he believes has been caused by obstructions in the river and undersized culverts.
Author and photographer Charles Fish grew up just one mile from a fairground in Vermont, so it’s easy to see why he’s had a lifelong fascination—and passion—for the rural ways of the Green Mountain State’s fair and farm field days circuit.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) has released a draft copy of the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) for a period of public comment which will run through Dec. 18.
The New England 4-H Horse Contests, held recently saw several solid wins by Vermont 4-Hers. The event took place at Pembroke Academy and Dick Townsend’s Training Farm (horse judging), both in Pembroke, N.H. The annual event, open to 4-Hers from the New England states, New York and New Jersey, is designed to help 4-Hers prepare for Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in Louisville, Ken., in November.
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The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is now accepting applications for the 2016 Journey Farmer Program.
Woman farmer testifies at U.S. Senate Committee hearing on biotechnology
Use of crops developed using biotechnology is a key to farmers stewardship of the land, according to Joanna Lidback, a Vermont dairy farmer, at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry this week.
A ground greaking ceremony was held for the expansion of Otter Creek Brewing in Middlebury.
A young boy expresses his inner artist while painting locally grown pumpkins at Agway’s Day of the Pumpkin event.
“Mr. Freeze”, one of the evil supervillains appearing in the Batman comics and film series, had to spend his days living inside a cryogenic suit. While Batman’s frosty nemesis used his cryo technology for ill, a local “Mr. Freeze” unit is doing good things for the citizens of Gotham City—er—Addison County.
Two award-winning alpacas at the Wright Choice Alpacas ranch in Hubbardton, Vt., pause from their grazing to look at the Eagle's camera.
Vermont Watchdog Report
At the first public hearing for Vermont’s updated energy plan, audience members criticized the siting of wind and solar projects, and the plan’s policy expert said that going completely green will have no impact on global warming.
Wright Choice Alpacas was founded to breed and raise quality alpacas. To back up that claim, farm owner Deb Wright returned home to Vermont last week with a fistfull of choice awards at the annual New England Big E fair in Springfield, Mass.
It was opening day for a new Vermont whiskey distillery.