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Floods Overtake Farm Fields

09/06/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Bountiful crops and fields destroyed by the flood in Waitsfield, VT.

 

Vermont farmers endured flooding in May, and recovered during a dry summer that seemed almost too dry as by mid-August. But as crops reached their peak, Vermont farmers were hit by severe weather again from Tropical Storm Irene. We talk talk with Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross about crop loss, fields that are heavy with silt and the financial resources farms will need to recover from a second round of flooding.

Also in the program, we begin a series of reports on how our lives have changed in the 10 years since September 11, 2001. VPR’s Charlotte Albright looks at how traveling across the Canadian border has changed in the past decade.

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Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) Agency of Agriculture Farm First Program Vermont Farm Service Agency Vermont Economic Development Agency The Center for an Agricultural Economy FEMA Vermont Emergency Management Vermont Association of Conservation Districts Natural Resources Conservation Service Vermont Community Foundation
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