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Manure spreading ban is in effect

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets would like to remind all state farm operations that the 24th annual winter manure spreading ban is underway. As required by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets’ (VAAFM) Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs), between Dec. 15 and April 1, no manure or other agricultural wastes (including: compost and spoiled feed) may be spread on agricultural fields throughout Vermont.

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Challenges still loom for Vermont dairy farmers

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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SHELDON — The annual meeting of the Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance (VDPA), held recently at The Abbey in Sheldon, contained some bright news in what has otherwise been a bleak year for dairy farmers, including some steps toward supply management in the Northeast.

VDPA was formed to represent the dairy industry in Montpelier, explained executive director and Franklin County farmer Amanda St. Pierre.

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How wild animals survive winter

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Tom Rogers



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Red wigglers: Keep your compost inside this winter with worms

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Deborah J. Benoit



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Even if you have no room for a traditional outdoor compost pile, you can convert kitchen scraps into a nutrient-rich supplement for your soil all year long.

Vermiculture, or worm composting, is simple and efficient as the worms do most of the work for you. All you need are a container, a suitable location, some bedding material and, of course, worms. Red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) are the best worms for composting.

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Vermont State Police: Man cited for aggravated stalking

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — This past Sunday morning, Dec. 16, at a few minutes after 9 a.m. troopers from the Vermont State Police’s New Haven barracks responded to Upper Plains Road in Salisbury for a reported suspicious incident.

A Salisbury man reported hearing loud banging on his door, then the sound of gunshots. He told police that he came out of the house and discovered the front, left tire on his truck was flat.

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The Outside Story: An encounter with a porcupine

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By CAROLYN LORIÉ



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I once lived in a cottage perched atop a sloping field in Western Massachusetts. It was the lone structure at the edge of undeveloped forest and sat far from the road. The cottage had a large front deck with an expansive view and a smaller one in back that faced the forest. It was under the small deck that a porcupine took up residence one fall, for a stay that turned out to be briefer than I would have liked. 

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Officials recommend safety first when snowmobiling

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — With additional snow expected in the coming weeks, the U.S. Forest Service is looking forward to a successful snowmobile season and wants to encourage all riders to put safety first.

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Keep carbon monoxide out of your home

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The news this week that a malfunctioning boiler in a Vermont apartment building led to dangerously elevated levels of carbon monoxide is an important reminder for Vermonters to make sure they know how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. The alarm from a carbon monoxide detector in the basement helped to prevent a possible tragedy.

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Movie review: The Frontrunner

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Front Runner — Running Time: 1:53 — Rating: R

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Book review: The Patch — by John McPhee

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Jenny Lyons



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(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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