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Female Farmers Play a Critical Role in Vermont’s Ag Economy

March is Women’s History month, and Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets is taking advantage of the occasion to highlight the important role women play in Vermont’s Ag community.

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Yankee Farm Credit Refunds $5.1 Million to Members

Yankee Farm Credit today distributed $5.1 million to its members who borrowed from the cooperative. This distribution represents approximately 55% of Yankee’s 2016 net income of $9.3 million.

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Governor Scott graces Vermont Gleaning Collective gathering

“This is such an exciting and enterprising way for all of us to give back,” Governor Phil Scott said in opening remarks at the first quarter meeting of the Vermont Gleaning Collective, held on Monday 3/13 in St. Albans.

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Love Snowmobiling on VAST Trails? Thank a Farmer!

Winter is back, and Vermonters are ready to play in the snow once more!

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Caution! Heavy Snow Accumulation Means it's Time to Think About Barn Roof Safety!

When the snow comes down heavy and hard, it’s time for farmers to start thinking about barn roof safety.

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in a Poultry Flock in Tennessee

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year.

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City Market Awards Grants to Local Food Projects

City Market congratulated their 2016 Co-op Patronage Seedling Grant recipients and offered over $56,000 in grant funding to local food projects at a recent Grant Celebration that also launched the 2017 Co-op Patronage Seedling Grant process.

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Flavors of the Valley is Coming Right Up!

Meet. Eat. Buy. 16th Annual Local Food Expo Celebrates Local Farms & Food Producers

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USDA seeks project proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands in Vermont

Funding will be provided through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), part of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), a Farm Bill conservation program. The partnership is administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the leading federal agency for wetland conservation on private lands.

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