Vt. dairy producers set for in-person meeting

The Vermont Dairy Producers Conference returns on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for the first in-person gathering since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Field Days 2022 Results: Dairy fitting and showmanship

To follow are the results from the Dairy Fitting and Showmanship competition at the 2022 Addison County Fair and Field Days, held Thursday, Aug. 11.

Shoreham farm creates ag-focused camp for kids

To most, operating a large dairy farm and hosting a summer camp every week do not go hand in hand, but for the Daona Farm in Shoreham they did just that.

New dairy funding opportunities are offered

Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center this week announced three funding opportunities for dairy farmers and service providers.

2022 Field Days Dairy Conformation results

Here are the results from the Tuesday, Aug. 8, Dairy Conformation competition held at Addison County Fair and Field Days 2022.

Farmers strive to remove label of ‘biggest polluters’

Dairy producers like those at Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Mike’s Farm in Addison and those affiliated with the Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition are showing how they are making positive efforts to stem the amount of phosphorus from their land.

Youth learn about dairy showmanship

On July 8 Addison County 4-H hosted a dairy clinic for 4-H’ers to learn how to prepare their animal for optimal performance in the show ring. The clinic took place at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site in New Haven.

Pope and his calf score big at dairy show

On July 9, 4-H’ers from Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Rutland and Windsor counties showed the dairy cows and calves they raised through their 4-H projects this year at the Multi-County 4-H Dairy Show.

Change in grazing strategies could slow pollution, save money

On a sunny afternoon earlier this month, more than 20 Addison County farmers and community members gathered at the Chalker Farm off Route 17 in New Haven, home to Kayhart’s Homegrown Meat, to wander among the farm’s cattle.

Sign up for upcoming dairy workshops

A free dairy herd management workshop, Raising Healthy Heifers, will be offered Aug. 25. from 10 a.m. to noon, at Taconic End Farm, 1395 Leicester-Whiting Road, Leicester.

Dairy marketing grants are available

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC), hosted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets, this week announced the availability of funds through the Dairy Marketing and Branding Services Grant Program, which will provide grant … (read more)

Vorstevelds settle issue with fine, remedial work

The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Tuesday announced that Vorsteveld Farm LLC agreed to pay a five-figure fine and perform corrective and remedial actions for unpermitted activities associated with its Large … (read more)

Panton neighbors take farm to court, alleging pollution

Panton lakefront residents allege in a civil lawsuit that changes made by one of the biggest dairy farms in Addison County over the past eight years have polluted their property and Lake Champlain.

Small dairies get bigger margin subsidy

Some 482 Vermont dairy farms will receive an extra $23 million in subsidies through a federal program next year.

Horizon Organic to stay a little longer

Horizon Organic, which plans to stop taking milk from Northeast producers, has announced it will extend contracts by six months, giving farmers more time to find new markets.