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Farms http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2443/all en 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 Farmers need labor, seek immigration reform http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311farmers-need-labor-seek-immigration-reform <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20040" style="width: 161px;"><a href="/201311farmers-need-labor-seek-immigration-reform"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/welch9579.thumbnail.jpg" alt="welch9579.jpg" title="welch9579.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="161" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. REP. PETER Welch, left, and Peter Conlon of Agri-Placement Services talk about immigration reform during Welch&#039;s visit to Addison County last week to address issues facing farmers. 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> <em style="font-size: 13px;">Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the first in a two-part series on Vermont agriculture and immigration reform.</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; Addison County dairy farmers talking last week with Congressman Peter Welch said a new immigration bill is vital to meeting their labor needs, as farms increasingly rely on immigrant workers.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20041">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311farmers-need-labor-seek-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Congress Farms Featured immigration reform Mexico migrant USDA Welch Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:57:40 +0000 Zach Despart 20041 at http://www.addisonindependent.com