With tag: 2009_year_in_review
Businesses feel pinch of low milk prices
By Melody Bodette
It's fair season in Vermont.
The annual celebration of farming is also a place where agriculture companies
meet with their customers-dairy farmers. And in this time of low milk
prices, many grain companies, equipment dealers and agricultural service businesses
also have to change the way they do business.
Dairy farmers concerned about future
By John Dillon
300 farmers and their supporters packed the House chamber this week to testify about the future of farming in Vermont. Many
had a simple message. They said small, diversified farms are the future. And
they argued that the state needs to help farmers sell directly to consumers.
New taps may increase maple sap production
By Ross Sneyd
University of Vermont and two private companies have developed a new device that they say
might boost maple sap production as much as 90 percent. The
small plastic spouts will allow sugarmakers to tap their trees earlier and keep
the sap flowing longer into the season.