Feb 24, 2014 — HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) Vermont Smoke and Cure was growing so fast that the makers of sausage, bacon, ham and other smoked meats moved from Barre into a former cheese factory in Hinesburg two years ago because it had run out of space.
And the company continues to grow. CEO Christopher Bailey says it did $6.4 million in revenue last year compared to $330,000 in 2006. Go to full article
Feb 21, 2014 — This winter's cold temperatures are creating tough survival conditions for honeybees. Come spring, the bees will be relied on to pollinate upstate New York apple, cherry, and other fruit trees.
Mike Martino began the winter with a hundred bee colonies on his Honey Hill apple orchard in Chittenango. He estimates he'll lose about 30 colonies by spring time. He's hoping the prolonged frigid temperatures of the past few months don't kill off more. Go to full article
Feb 21, 2014 — Going organic offers a higher milk price for dairy farmers. But it's expensive to earn organic certification and learn a whole new mind set for producing milk without... Go to full article
Feb 19, 2014 — It's been just about a week since the Democratic Party announced documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf as its candidate for the 21st District congressional seat Bill Owens... Go to full article
Feb 17, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state-run Saratoga Tree Nursery has begun its spring sale of more than 40 species of trees and shrubs, which are available to public and private... Go to full article
Feb 12, 2014 — Bottles of wine and spirits made in New York would have to sit in a New York state warehouse for up to 48 hours before they could be sold, under a new law being considered in... Go to full article
Feb 03, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont House Agriculture Committee heads to Bridport and St. Albans this week for two public hearings on reducing pollution caused by farm... Go to full article