Checking your Forages for Winter Injury

Despite a mild winter with above average temperatures, winter 2019-2020 also saw several cold snaps. Due to the warm weather, there was also less snow ground cover than normal. Snow cover is an excellent insulator, which can help regulate temperature fluctuations and helps forages like alfalfa survive the winter. Older stands are more likely to …

Online Educational Resources

NWCS has created a summary of online resources and learning opportunities for anyone to access. The full list of resources can be found on our Conferences web page – https://go.uvm.edu/conferences. Here are some of the highlights: UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program Agricultural Curriculum– An interactive curriculum for educators of agricultural programs at career …

Dig into Your Day…with Cover Crops & Conservation

The University of Vermont Extension is offering a FREE Webinar Series! This webinar series will discuss current research on cover crops and conservation in various cropping systems, interesting findings, and common obstacles to implementing a successful cover crop and no-till program. Each webinar will be 30 minutes and will end with a 15 minute Q&A …

2020 Winter Conferences – Register today!

Each conference has its own web page including conference details, the flyer or brochure (if completed), the registration site link, and information on sponsoring and/or exhibiting. View all at go.uvm.edu/nwcropsevents 2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference  – Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington. go.uvm.edu/2020hempconference No-Till Cover Crop Symposium – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 …

Crop Insurance for Hemp Growers

This information has been shared by UVM Agricultural Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education. Contact information is at the end. This is the most current information I have on crop insurance for hemp growers. Hemp was added to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection insurance crop list for 2020. Scanning popular press online today I ran across …

Emergency Winter Ban and Snow-Covered Ground Agricultural Waste Spreading Exemption Effective December 16, 2019 through to December 22, 2019

NEW – There is now an Emergency Winter Ban and Snow-Covered Ground Agricultural Waste Spreading Exemption Effective December 16, 2019 through to December 22, 2019. To utilize the exemption (which can be found on our website), your farm must read and follow the requirements of the exemption to ensure any manure or agricultural waste spreading …

Emergency Manure Spreading Exemption

NEW – There is a statewide Emergency Snow-Covered Ground Agricultural Waste Spreading Exemption. To utilize the exemption, your farm must read and follow the requirements of the exemption to ensure any manure or agricultural waste spreading activities comply with the requirements of the exemption as well as the RAPs. This emergency exemption will expire on …

Hemp and Cold Temperatures

Hemp flower harvest is well underway in the state of Vermont. Harvest can span over a several week period and proceed well into late fall. Although temperatures have been mostly mild throughout Vermont, some areas have experienced several light frosts in the past month, and as October continues on, temperatures will drop again. We have …

Funding Available for Innovative Equipment to Improve Water Quality on Vermont Farms

For Immediate Release: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Funding Available for Innovative Equipment to Improve Water Quality on Vermont Farms $1 million will Support Farms and Vermont Clean Water Goals September 10, 2019 | Montpelier VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce that $1 million …

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