Aug 29, 2014 — Starting next week dairy producers can sign up for the United State Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new insurance plan. It's called the margin protection program, part of the farm bill passed earlier this year designed to help smaller producers weather the ups and downs of milk and feed prices. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday to discuss funding related to improving water quality through conservation-related practices on farms.
Vilsack is joining Leahy and others at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain on the waterfront in Burlington at 9 a.m. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Federal fish and wildlife officials along with their counterparts in Vermont and New York have set the fall schedule for treating Lake Champlain... Go to full article
Aug 26, 2014 — Oil tanker trains have become a major issue in the North Country. Now, Vermont-based environmental activist Bill McKibben, who spends part of each year in the Adirondacks, is... Go to full article
Aug 19, 2014 — One of Vermont's most prominent political figures passed away on Monday. Jim Jeffords represented Vermont in Washington for more than thirty years, first as a congressman,... Go to full article
Aug 15, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott are drying out after taking the "ice bucket challenge," in which participants get a bucket of water and ice... Go to full article