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WhistlePig Case Challenges Definition Of Farm
Monday, 04/15/13
By Nina Keck
What makes a farm a farm?  That's a question the state's Environmental Court will have to sort out as it considers WhistlePig whiskey, a company that wants to make whiskey from rye that it grows itself.
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Maple Becomes Big Business In Franklin County
Monday, 04/01/13
By Melody Bodette
In the past ten years, the number of trees that are tapped has tripled and technological advancements have doubled the amount of syrup produced for each tap.
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U.S. Labor Secretary Visiting VTC
Tuesday, 10/02/12
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will be in Randolph Tuesday, touring a dairy farm at Vermont Technical College. She's here to highlight a training program that supports agricultural businesses.
VPR News
U.S. Ag Official Visiting Vt., NH
Tuesday, 09/11/12
A U.S. Department of Agriculture official is visiting farms in Vermont and New Hampshire to discuss how the growing agricultural economy is helping to create jobs and expand local and regional food systems.
Vermont Edition
Milk Prices, Irene Aftermath Worry Farmers
Monday, 04/16/12
By Jane Lindholm
Farmers are embarking on the first planting season after the destructive floods of Tropical Storm Irene, and the continued recovery coincides with low milk prices.
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Largest Vermont Farm Show Opens
Tuesday, 01/24/12
This year's Vermont Farm Show is the biggest one so far. The annual event opened Tuesday at its new location at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. Audio Postcard: Sounds From the Farm Show
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Interview: Vermont Farmers Continue Recovery From Irene
Wednesday, 01/18/12
By Jane Lindholm
Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross provides an update from Tropical Storm Irene on farmers who lost land or had so much silt deposited on their fields that it's unusable.
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Incubator For Food Businesses Opens In Hardwick
Friday, 01/06/12
Vermonters working to start new food ventures in the state will be getting a boost from a new business incubator in Hardwick.
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Interview: Farms Assess Flood-Damaged Feed
Friday, 09/30/11
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross about the extent of flood damage to Vermont farms and how they are recovering.
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Study Finds Meat Processing Bottleneck
Monday, 08/15/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
As interest in local food grows, some meat producers have said a lack of slaughterhouses is holding back their ability to expand. But a new study shows that existing facilities are not being used consistently throughout the year.
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Vermont Edition
Wet Fields, Late Planting, Frustrated Farmers
Thursday, 06/09/11
By Jane Lindholm
Dairy and vegetable farms are still dealing with saturated fields in the aftermath of severe spring flooding, and the delayed planting of crops will have ripple effects throughout the growing season.
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Enticing Consumers To Buy Local, Even In Winter
Wednesday, 06/01/11
By Nina Keck
A Vermont college in Rutland County is hoping a flash freezer will encourage consumers to buy locally produced summer foods in the winter.
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Wet Weather Interrupts Farm Production
Tuesday, 05/31/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's wettest spring on record is making it difficult for farmers to harvest their first round of crops, and agriculture officials say the ground is so saturated that it may not recover this season. To report damage, call 211  
VPR News
Farmers' Markets: VT Tops The List
Tuesday, 05/17/11
It's the start of the farmers' market season in Vermont. Many markets opened the first week of May with others opening throughout the month, offering seedlings for gardens, preserved foods, and last winter's storage crops.
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Floods Put Farmers Behind On Spring Crops
Thursday, 05/12/11
By Melody Bodette
The wet, cold spring has left many farmers playing catch up when it comes to planting spring crops. For the state's dairy farmers, that means they're waiting to plant corn to feed their cows.
VPR News
Exports Of New England Agriculture Soar
Friday, 03/04/11
A trade expert says exports of New England agriculture have soared in the last two years as the region capitalized on its brand.
The VPR Table
The Cure for the Common Pig
Friday, 01/07/11
Are cured meats the natural progression of Vermont's agricultural evolution?
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Farms Struggle To Dispose Of Plastic
Monday, 11/30/09
We tend to think of farm fields as bucolic, natural landscapes. But farms increasingly rely on plastic to store hay and silage, to build temporary greenhouses and to pot plants.
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