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Minimum wage increase to take effect

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s minimum wage will increase from $9.15 to $9.60 on Jan. 1. A 2014 law mandates that the wage rise each year until it reaches $10.50 in 2018.

The legislation signed by Gov. Shumlin in June 2014 raised the minimum wage from $8.73 to $9.15 in 2015. After rising to $9.60 in 2016, the wage will increase to $10 in 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It will be indexed to inflation in subsequent years.

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'Cruise Ship' musical finds a new port

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ROCHESTER — How will “My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret” make its way to the bright lights of New York City? With a landing in Rochester, Vt., of course.

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Free Ice Fishing Day celebration to be held January 30

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT —Vermont’s third annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, Jan. 30. To celebrate, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding an Ice Fishing Festival at Lake Elmore State Park in central Vermont.

The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and families with kids are encouraged to attend.

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Oyster mushrooms: delicious, deadly to prey

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Rachel Sargent



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The oyster mushroom: delicious, frequently spotted on veggie pizzas, and predatory. That’s right. The hyphae of many fungi, including the oyster mushroom, attack and paralyze prey. Then, as R. Greg Thorn of Western University enthusiastically described, the fungi “grow down their throats and digest them from the inside.”

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Workshop helps farmers make most from their land

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — On Monday, Jan. 4, the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) will host a workshop called “Making it Happen: Profitability and Success” in collaboration with The Carrot Project, a nonprofit that provides financing and business support to small farm and food businesses.

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Manure-to-power plan will help cleanse Lake Champlain

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Elaine Ezerins of the St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — Excessive amounts of the nutrient phosphorus entered Lake Champlain for years, leading to low levels of dissolved oxygen, impaired aquatic life and reduced recreational use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The St. Albans Bay watershed drains approximately 50 square miles of agricultural, forested, and urban land into St. Albans Bay, according to the EPA.

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Cattle census to get under way in January

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON, D.C. — In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey more than 40,000 cattle operations nationwide to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. cattle inventories.

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Vermont Farm Show is coming to Champlain fairgrounds

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ESSEX JUNCTION — More than 150 vendors are getting prepared to set up shop at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in January for the next edition of the Vermont Farm Show. For more than 80 years, the Farm Show has been a great place to check out new technology, see old friends and catch up on a variety of association updates through organizational meetings.

This year’s show will again feature Consumer Night on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., hosted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, as well as the very popular Iron Chef Challenge!

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Vermont governor gets married

Posted on December 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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EAST MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and his longtime partner, Katie Hunt, were married Tuesday evening at a small ceremony at their home in East Montpelier.

The couple were married by Shumlin’s sister-in-law, Evie Lovett. Attending the ceremony were the governor’s two daughters, Olivia and Becca, as well as his brother, Jeff Shumlin.

Through a press  release, Shumlin and Hunt, described in the release as Vermont’s first lady, offered the following statement:

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Manure spreading ban starts Dec. 15

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The winter ban on spreading manure on Vermont farm fields will again take effect Dec. 15.

This annual ban is part of an overall strategy to protect our working landscape and natural resources, as outlined in Vermont’s Accepted Agricultural Practices (AAPs). The Agency of Agriculture works closely with farmers across the state to ensure the AAPs are enforced. 

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