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WhistlePig Rye http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2006/all en Community Forum: Why WhistlePig is not a farm http://addisonindependent.com/201302community-forum-why-whistlepig-not-farm <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ron Shems </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&rsquo;s writer is Ron Shems, chair of the Natural Resources Board, the agency that administers Act 250.</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">There has been a lot of press coverage of a recent letter issued by Act 250 on whether the WhistlePig LLC distillery is &ldquo;farming&rdquo; for Act 250 purposes. The complete story should be heard.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15659">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302community-forum-why-whistlepig-not-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Act 250 opinion Shoreham WhistlePig Rye Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:26:01 +0000 15659 at http://addisonindependent.com WhistlePig Act 250 opinion could affect Vermont agriculture http://addisonindependent.com/201302whistlepig-act-250-opinion-could-affect-vt-agriculture-0 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> SHOREHAM &mdash; Raj Peter Bhatka&rsquo;s argument that his proposed whiskey distillery should be considered a farm operation does not hold water and therefore should be subject to Act 250 review as a commercial enterprise, according to a recent opinion issued by District 9 Environmental Commission Coordinator Jeffrey Green.</p> <p> And the reason Green believes Bhatka&rsquo;s argument doesn&rsquo;t hold water is because the whiskey he would make will hold a lot of water.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15496">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302whistlepig-act-250-opinion-could-affect-vt-agriculture-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham Act 250 Featured Shoreham WhistlePig Rye Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:34:48 +0000 15496 at http://addisonindependent.com