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Stormwater Runoff Prevention; Congress Fails To Pass Farm Bill
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Jane Lindholm
The Agency of Natural Resources prepares to launch a new initiative that prevents stormwater runoff through better infrastructure design. And Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross discusses the implications of Congress' failure to pass a new farm bill.
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Vt. Ag Secretary Won't Support GMO Bill In Legislature
Monday, 04/16/12
By Patti Daniels
Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross says the Shumlin administration agrees that people should be able to know whether GMOs are in their food but he says the threat of lawsuit makes current legislation untenable.
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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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VPR News
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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VPR News
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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Soggy Spring, Dry Summer Affects Vermont Crops
Monday, 08/15/11
By Samantha Fields
This year's wild weather swings, from a soggy spring to a scorched and dry summer have made life difficult for farmers and gardeners. Among the problems this season is late blight, a disease that has begun to appear on many farms.
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New Administration Wants Expanded Market For Vermont Agriculture
Monday, 01/24/11
By Jane Lindholm
Governor Shumlin has tapped Chuck Ross as Secretary of Agriculture, citing his experience as a farmer, legislator and aide to Senator Patrick Leahy.  Shumlin says he wants to invest in infrastructure and aggressively market Vermont food products.
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