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Vermont dairy farmers awarded for high-quality milk

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ESSEX JUNCTION — Vermont dairy farmers were recognized for producing high-quality cow and goat milk at the Dairy Farmers’ Appreciation Banquet on Jan. 28 during the 82nd Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Fair Grounds. The 2015 overall highest-quality (cow) milk award was presented to Allan and Karen Bathalon of North Troy. The 2015 overall highest-quality goat milk award was awarded to Frank and Karen Huard of Craftsbury.

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Applications open for state conservation camps

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Youth ages 12 to 14 years old who want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills may be interested in attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Conservation Camps next summer.

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Students across the country fete FFA

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



INDIANAPOLIS — Agriculture plays a key role in our daily lives and in a variety of ways. Next week, more than half a million FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing their message of agriculture and agricultural education throughout the country.

During National FFA Week, a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of agriculture’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education.

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Financial institutions contribute funds to FFA

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WILLISTON — Vermont FFA (Future Farmers of America) recently received $10,000 from Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank, two cooperative lending institutions in the Farm Credit System.

Bill Scott, Vermont FFA Foundation president, and Suzanne Buck, executive director of Vermont FFA, received the donations from Paul Franklin, Yankee Farm Credit’s board chairperson and George Putnam, president and CEO of Yankee Farm Credit. CoBank and Yankee Farm Credit each contributed $5,000.

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VFCU sets scholarship deadline

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Vermont Federal Credit Union will award four $2,000 educational scholarships to students with a history of strong academic achievement and service to the community. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Monday, April 4.

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Bill would trigger hospital closures

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Erin Mansfield



MONTPELIER — Two lawmakers from the Burlington area have introduced a bill that would provide consumers and regulators with more information about the market power of health systems.

Sens. Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, and Michael Sirotkin, D-Chittenden, have introduced S.245, legislation that would require hospitals to notify state regulators and their patients every time the hospital buys a new independent practice.

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Small farmers to voice concerns Feb. 24

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Rural Vermont will host its first of three Small Farm Action Days at the Vermont Statehouse on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The events, also planned for March 30 and April 26, will provide farmers the opportunity to inform and educate legislators about the unique challenges small farms face in meeting their communities’ growing demand for high-quality, local food, while serving as good stewards of Vermont’s working landscape.

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Farms and businesses helped by grants

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Cory Dawson



MONTPELIER — A state investment fund credited with helping a growing group of businesses and farms was put on full display last week at the Statehouse.

Lawmakers and state officials had front row seats at the third annual report of the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. Established by the Legislature in 2012, the initiative comprises a fund and a board to oversee grants and investments in Vermont forestry and agriculture businesses. To date, the fund has pumped more than $3 million into over 100 different projects.

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IRS 'Dirty Dozen' list includes falsifying income

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2016 filing season.

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Consider making a donation to the Wildlife Fund with your 2015 taxes

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermonters with an interest in conserving wildlife should consider making a donation to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on line 29a of their state income tax form this tax season. The fund helps to conserve some of Vermont’s most threatened wildlife species such as bald eagles, lynx and turtles, in addition to helping many of the state’s imperiled pollinators such as butterflies and bees.

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