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New Guide to Renting Farmland

For many beginning farmers, leasing can be an affordable way to gain access to productive farmland and associated infrastructure and equipment. For landowners, leasing can help offset the costs of ownership while keeping farmland in production. But how to determine … Continue reading

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Response to “Pastoral Icon or Woolly Menace?” (NYT January 26, 2014) By Kimberly Hagen Grazing Specialist, Extension, University of Vermont http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/opinion/sunday/pastoral-icon-or-woolly-menace.html?_r=0 It’s not the sheep Mr. Monbiot, it’s the people that manage them, THAT is the problem. Ah! What a … Continue reading

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Keep Your Farm Buzzing–3 ways to encourage native pollinators this year

For most produce farmers, crop planning is done and the planting has begun (though still in the greenhouse for most Vermonters!).  But have you planned to support the creatures that can make or break your yields? Well, farm workers could … Continue reading

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