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dairy http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/117/all en Vermont withdraws from Dairies of Distinction program http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vermont-withdraws-dairies-distinction-program <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont for many years has promoted the healthy image of its dairy farms by participating in the regional Dairies of Distinction Program. Agency of Agriculture, Food and Marketing officials have said that attractive dairies give the consumer greater confidence in the wholesomeness of milk, stimulate milk sales, and encourage public support for the dairy industry.</p> <p> But early this year state Agency of Agriculture sent out letters to dairy farmers saying that it was withdrawing from the program.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29296">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vermont-withdraws-dairies-distinction-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Agency of Agriculture Dairies of Distinction dairy Livingston Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:58:40 +0000 Zach Despart 29296 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Two-thirds of Vermont farmers join dairy insurance program http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501two-thirds-vermont-farmers-join-dairy-insurance-program <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; The USDA on Monday announced that 582 Vermont dairy farms &mdash; 67 percent of Vermont&rsquo;s registered dairy farms &mdash; had enrolled in a new financial safety net called the Margin Protection Program (MPP). Created by the 2014 Farm Bill, the voluntary program offers financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin &mdash; the difference between the price of milk and national average feed costs &mdash; falls below the coverage levels selected by individual farmers.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27981">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501two-thirds-vermont-farmers-join-dairy-insurance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy farm bill insurance milk USDA Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:29:27 +0000 Zach Despart 27981 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Federal dairy price protection program deadline looms http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412federal-dairy-price-protection-program-deadline-looms <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross is encouraging all Vermont dairy farmers to enroll in the Margin Protection Dairy Insurance Program, or MPP. Last week the USDA extended the application deadline to Dec. 19 (the deadline had been Dec. 5).</p> <p> &ldquo;Dairy farming in Vermont has many risks. The Margin Protection Program is a means to manage the risk of dropping milk prices and rising feed costs,&rdquo; Ross said in a press release.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27303">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412federal-dairy-price-protection-program-deadline-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy farm bill insurance USDA Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:33:27 +0000 Zach Despart 27303 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Views from the Vet: Dairy farmers are good stewards http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411views-vet-dairy-farmers-are-good-stewards <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joe Klopfenstein DVM </div> </div> </div> <p> Last week when I wrote this column was Agricultural Literacy Week in Vermont &mdash; a great opportunity to learn about new methods as our farms continue to grow and modernize. This week is also the week of Thanksgiving. The holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for the many gifts we&rsquo;ve been given. In our homes, our churches and our communities we also take time to think about stewardship &mdash; how we care for those gifts. Here in Vermont we have no greater gift than our beautiful environment.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27047">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411views-vet-dairy-farmers-are-good-stewards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Addison County ag dairy farming Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:50:10 +0000 Trent Campbell 27047 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Feds detail new dairy insurance program http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410feds-detail-new-dairy-insurance-program <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> Montpelier, VT&mdash; This morning at Fairmont Farms in East Montpelier, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch encouraged Vermont&rsquo;s dairy farmers to enroll in the new Margin Protection Program (MPP) and announced a series of workshops for interested participants.</p> <p> MPP is a voluntary insurance program included in the new Farm Bill that protects dairy farmers from market fluctuations in milk prices.&nbsp; The program replaces the expired Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26333">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410feds-detail-new-dairy-insurance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy farm bill insurance Leahy milk Welch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:55 +0000 Addison Independent 26333 at http://www.addisonindependent.com USDA rule prompts schools to discontinue local milk http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410usda-rule-prompts-schools-discontinue-local-milk <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25921" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201410usda-rule-prompts-schools-discontinue-local-milk"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/rebekah horizontal best.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rebekah horizontal best.jpg" title="rebekah horizontal best.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A NEW USDA rule on portion size means that the 16-ounce bottle of Monument Farms chocolate milk displayed on the left by Middlebury Union High School freshman Rebekah Chamberlain is too large to be sold at the school, but the 8-ounce carton of Hood is OK. Some students want the local Monument Farms milk back. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> MUHS Journalism students </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Rebekah Chamberlain was disappointed when she showed up for her first week of classes as a high schooler. Last year as an eighth-grader in middle school, she&rsquo;d been told she could buy locally produced Monument Farms milk in the Middlebury Union High School cafeteria.</p> <p> But when lunchtime came around last month, Monument Farms milk was nowhere to be found.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s, like, the best milk,&rdquo; said Chamberlain, 14, of Bridport.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25923">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410usda-rule-prompts-schools-discontinue-local-milk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury dairy Featured Mount Abe MUHS VUHS Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:55:58 +0000 Trent Campbell 25923 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Dairies of Distinction: Farms put the best face on Vt. dairy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409dairies-distinction-farms-put-best-face-vt-dairy <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25373" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201409dairies-distinction-farms-put-best-face-vt-dairy"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/lazy dog farm 5972.thumbnail.jpg" alt="lazy dog farm 5972.jpg" title="lazy dog farm 5972.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STEFANIE AND JESSE Wilbur stand with their son, Boston, outside the barn at their Lazy Dog Farm in Orwell, which was just recognized as one of the newest “Dairies of Distinction” by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Independent photo/John McCright </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; The Vermont Agency of Agriculture recognized 140 dairy farms as &ldquo;Dairies of Distinction&rdquo; at the annual luncheon hosted at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex this past Thursday. Twenty-seven of those farms, or about one-fifth of the total, are in Addison County.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25374">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409dairies-distinction-farms-put-best-face-vt-dairy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture dairy farming Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:39:58 +0000 John McCright 25374 at http://www.addisonindependent.com USDA details new insurance program for dairy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409usda-details-new-insurance-program-dairy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BURLINGTON &mdash; U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, flanked by Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch at a press conference in Burlington last Thursday, announced a new dairy insurance program to protect farmers against volatile price swings.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I would urge farmers to sign up to this program for $100,&rdquo; Leahy said. &ldquo;It is a great investment and a chance to stop the boom and bust cycle we have.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25308">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409usda-details-new-insurance-program-dairy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture dairy Featured insurance Vilsack Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:19:17 +0000 Zach Despart 25308 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Don't just blame farmers for water pollution http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407community-forum-dont-just-blame-farmers-water-pollution <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Emerson Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&#39;s writer is Emerson Lynn, editor of the St. Albans Messenger</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Franklin County has long held the distinction of producing more milk than any other county in Vermont, or New England. Dairy farmers have been to Franklin County what the Red Sox are to Boston.</span></p> <p> There are easier professions, which explains why the average age of a dairy farmer includes a lot of gray hair, aching backs and not a lot of extended vacations.</p> <p> And, increasingly, not a lot of sympathy.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24680">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407community-forum-dont-just-blame-farmers-water-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion agriculture Conservation Law Foundation dairy Emerson Lynn farming Lake Champlain phosphorous pollution St. Albans Messenger Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:31 +0000 Zach Despart 24680 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Higher milk prices help dairy farmers play catch-up http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406higher-milk-prices-help-dairy-farmers-play-catch <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Local dairy farmers are riding a wave of high wholesale prices that some say will finally pull them out from the dairy crash of 2009.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;The prices we&rsquo;re receiving now are much stronger,&rdquo; said Bob Foster of Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury.</p> <p> Foster said much of the surge is due to high overseas demand.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23975">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406higher-milk-prices-help-dairy-farmers-play-catch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison dairy Featured Vermont Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:59:15 +0000 Zach Despart 23975 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Grain seller profiles dairy farmers in a new magazine http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406grain-seller-profiles-dairy-farmers-new-magazine <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23744" style="width: 77px;"><a href="/201406grain-seller-profiles-dairy-farmers-new-magazine"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Dairy magazine launched Perspectives_COVER.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Dairy magazine launched Perspectives_COVER.jpg" title="Dairy magazine launched Perspectives_COVER.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="77" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cover of the debut of Perspectives </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; Many businesses release quarterly newsletters to keep their customers up to date on what&rsquo;s going on in their industry, but Phoenix Feeds and Nutrition Inc. is upping the ante. The New Haven company, which serves those on the front lines of agriculture, last week introduced a new dairy magazine called </span><em style="font-size: 13px;">Perspectives: Dairy farming in the Northeast.</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23745">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406grain-seller-profiles-dairy-farmers-new-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven agriculture dairy New Haven Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:42:46 +0000 Zach Despart 23745 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Inaction in Congress hurts local dairy farmers, future milk prices uncertain http://www.addisonindependent.com/201401inaction-congress-hurts-local-dairy-farmers-milk-prices-uncertain <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20867" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201401inaction-congress-hurts-local-dairy-farmers-milk-prices-uncertain"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/MonumentFarms8765.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MonumentFarms8765.jpg" title="MonumentFarms8765.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JON ROONEY, LEFT, and Peter James of Monument Farms Dairy in Weybridge are both concerned about the new USDA milk pricing standards for 2014 and how they might affect the price for consumers for a gallon of milk. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As a new year dawns across the bleak Vermont landscape, dairy farmers have yet another worry to contend with.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20868">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201401inaction-congress-hurts-local-dairy-farmers-milk-prices-uncertain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy Farms Featured Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:21:18 +0000 Alex M 20868 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Dairy farmers hurt by government shutdown and expiration of farm bill http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310dairy-farmers-hurt-government-shutdown-and-expiration-farm-bill <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> WEYBRIDGE &mdash; The partial shutdown of the federal government and the expiration of the farm bill have put Addison County dairy farmers in a precarious position. Without a price stabilization program or access to crucial information like crop reports and other federal resources, farmers have to make important business decisions based on educated guesses rather than hard data.</p> <p> But it&rsquo;s not just the farmers who are suffering. Some of those who support farms and the farm economy are also closed out of jobs or frustrated by government shutdown.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19411">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310dairy-farmers-hurt-government-shutdown-and-expiration-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont agriculture dairy Featured Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:19:23 +0000 Evan Johnson 19411 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Locals do well at Eastern States Expo http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310locals-do-well-eastern-states-expo <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19334" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201310locals-do-well-eastern-states-expo"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/4H Dairy Show.thumbnail.jpg" alt="4H Dairy Show.jpg" title="4H Dairy Show.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRITNEY HILL OF Bristol, left, with her Holstein winter calf, and Shelby Biasini of Morrisville, with her Brown Swiss winter calf, compete in the Senior Fitting and Show Championship contest at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., in September along with other top finishers in the senior division age 15 and up. Photo courtesy of UVM Extension 4-H </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">BURLINGTON &mdash; Vermont 4-H&rsquo;ers captured several championships and top place awards at the Eastern States Exposition 4-H dairy show in West Springfield, Mass., Sept. 12-15, beating competitors from the five other New England states.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19335">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310locals-do-well-eastern-states-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 4-H dairy Eastern States Expo Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:42:49 +0000 Zach Despart 19335 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Dairies endangered as farm bill expires http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309dairies-endangered-farm-bill-expires <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19220" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201309dairies-endangered-farm-bill-expires"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/cows3225_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cows3225.jpg" title="cows3225.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The anticipated expiration of the U.S. farm bill on Tuesday could increase uncertainty for one of Addison County&rsquo;s major business sectors, as well as cast the future of food security programs used by local residents in doubt.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Dairy farmers will be left without a safety net,&rdquo; Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont&rsquo;s lone congressman, said on Friday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19208">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309dairies-endangered-farm-bill-expires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Congress dairy farm bill Featured Welch Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:31:07 +0000 Zach Despart 19208 at http://www.addisonindependent.com