Vineyard Management at Bloom

June 17, 2020 I’ve visited some vineyards from the higher-elevation interior of the state to the Champlain Valley in the past week. Champlain Valley grapes are entering or even well-into bloom, upland and inland are around 5” shoot growth stage. Bothe are at key management points, so it’s best to spend some time in the […]

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H2A Workers and COVID-Related Health Care Needs

July 26, 2020 Good morning: I’m forwarding this request on from a colleague at UVM Extension. If you use H2A workers on your farm, it is important that you weigh in so that resources may be made available (or developed, if needed) to assist you and your workers with handling issues related to COVID-19. -TB […]

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VCAAP Relief Payments for Agriculture and Working Lands Businesses—Coming Soon!

August 14, 2020 Forwarding from the VT Agency of Ag, this could be a great opportunity to recoup some COVID-related expenses for your farm business. Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program (VCAAP) Agriculture and Working Lands Assistance Application $8.5 Million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding will soon be available to a wide variety of agricultural, […]

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New England Apple Crop Insurance Listening Session Notice

June 24, 2020 Forwarding from George Hamilton: LISTENING SESSION – NEW ENGLAND APPLE GROWERS PROPOSED CHANGES TO APPLE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020 It is VERY important for those of you having Apple Crop Insurance Policies to participate. Apple marketing is very different here in New England compared to rest of the major […]

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Apple Crop Insurance Listening Sessions

June 18, 2020 From: Jake Jacobs Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:15 AMSubject: Apple crop insurance listening sessions Please share with any interested parties. Sorry for such short notice on these listening sessions, but I just received the announcements yesterday while I was out of the office.  Just FYI, in the last series of apple […]

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