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Farms Still Operating After Irene, But Challenges Remain
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Steve Zind
Officials released new figures this week on the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on Vermont's farms.  They now estimate the damage to land, crops and infrastructure at $20 million, and there's still concern about the difficulties farmers face dealing with the effects of Irene.
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Vermont Food Traditions And The Localvore Movement
Tuesday, 05/29/12
By Jane Lindholm
The popularity of the localvore movement is seen as a return to an earlier era, but there are fascinating differences between today's emphasis on locally produced food and the farm traditions of the past.
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350 Vermont: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Wednesday, 04/25/12
By Jane Lindholm
Climate change is a global issue, but many organizations are working to tackle the problem by engaging people at the local level.
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Myth, Hero, Legend: Ethan Allen's Founding Legacy
Monday, 08/15/11
By Jane Lindholm
Ethan Allen is a towering figure in early Vermont history, and now his biography is told in the new book, “Ethan Allen: His Life and Times” by historian Willard Sterne Randall.
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Total Number Of Dairy Farms In Vt. Falls Below 1,000
Friday, 07/08/11
By Ross Sneyd
The Vermont Agriculture Agency says for the first time in a long time there are fewer than 1,000 dairy farms in Vermont. The number dropped this spring to 992 dairy operations across the state.
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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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