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Food & Agriculture
A robotic milker lets the cows be milked when they are ready, increases production, decreases or eliminates the need for hired dairy workers and frees the farmer from a relentless milking schedule.
Dow is no longer selling the herbicide aminopyralid in the region after the chemical tainted compost sold by the Chittenden Solid Waste District.
‘Operator’s privilege card’ will allow 1,500 migrant farm workers the opportunity to drive on Vermont roads when law takes effect Jan. 1.
3SquaresVT assistance could be reduced as U.S. House, Senate iron out differences.
The new law permits on-farm outdoor slaughter but under more tightly regulated conditions.
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It was a good year for progressive agriculture initiatives in the Statehouse.
Producers of the crop could still face federal penalties.
Members believe a consumer’s right to know what is in his or her food outweighs the negative connotations such labeling might create for GMO crops.
This vote marks the furthest any such legislation has moved in the U.S., and it pushes the bill to a final reading in the House on Friday.
House Democrats defeated a slew of amendments which mostly Republican legislators raised on the floor, including those that mandated fingerprinting and criminal background checks.