Vermont Agency of Agriculture

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The Vermont Department of Agriculture has announced a series of public hearings on the final draft of new agricultural rules designed to protect water quality.

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Farms in northwestern Vermont may have to abide by certain practices to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain under a decision released by the state's agriculture secretary.

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It’s known as Act 64 and the Vermont Legislature passed it in the last session. The Clean Water bill includes a requirement that agricultural regulations be made more stringent to prevent nutrient runoff into the state’s waterways.  A draft of the new rules has been issued by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and a series of public hearings begins Tuesday.

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The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has set a new date for a public hearing on a revised decision on a plan to reduce phosphorus-laden runoff from farms in northern Vermont's Missisquoi River basin.

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An environmental group and the state Agency of Agriculture have signed onto an agreement that the green group says could be used as a blueprint for reducing farm pollution into Lake Champlain.

During a visit to Burlington, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $2.3 million in grants and loans intended to create jobs in rural Vermont.


Officials with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture are reminding farmers that the winter ban on manure spreading is in effect.

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The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is warning farmers and building and home owners about the danger that roofs could collapse under the weight of accumulating snow.

Experts say that in some areas snow has accumulated over the winter and it may become even heavier due to the wet, icy conditions predicted.