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USDA-NRCS Extends Deadline for Applying for Conservation Assistance

This just in from the Vermont office of the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service: The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont has extended its deadline to October 1, 2011 to apply to conservation programs including the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) … Continue reading

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Special Financing for Storm Damaged Businesses and Farms

Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has allocated up to $10 million in special low-interest financing for Vermont businesses and farms who suffered direct physical damage as a result of Hurricane Irene.

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Vermont Agency of Ag Urges Farmers to Report Flood Damage

Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross is urging farmers to contact state and federal agencies about any damage or losses they have incurred or expect to incur in the future, so that the scope of the problem and impacts can be documented accurately. “We need to hear from farmers in order to evaluate and determine what kind of help might be available and where it is needed,” he said. Continue reading

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