RumbleStrip: Your Neighbor

February 24, 2017 For the last four and a half years, Victor’s been working on dairy farms in the Northeast. Like 11 million other people in this country, he’s undocumented. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve always assumed I knew this story already…like it was some kind of composite story of the ‘Mexican migrant farm Continue Reading

Rutland Herald: Rooms & Meals Tax Hike would fund lake clean up

March 03, 2017 By PETER HIRSCHFELD A key legislative committee is recommending $31 million in new taxes and fees annually to clean up Lake Champlain and other Vermont water bodies, prompting a swift rebuke from a Republican governor who said the “baffling” proposal will hurt businesses and “make Vermont less affordable.” The House Committee on Continue Reading

VPR: ‘Growing Food, Growing Farmers’: Yoder Farm In Danby

By Ric Cengeri & Erin Lucey & Greg Sharrow • Feb 23, 2017 Ryan Yoder of the Yoder Farm in Danby says there is a need for diversification in agriculture, to develop outside markets and improve infrastructure. Yoder shared his thoughts with the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury as part of its series called “Growing Continue Reading

Times Argus: The Lake Champlain Phosphorous Crisis

The Lake Champlain Phosphorus Crisis The Times Argus | February 17, 2017 John MCLAUGHRY The Vermont Legislature is now well into the final chapter of a high-stakes saga that began in 2010. At its center is the phosphorus level in Lake Champlain, especially in St. Albans and Missisquoi bays. As a state document explains, “In Continue Reading

VT Digger:School of the New American Farmstead Announces Classes for 2017

January 31, 2017 News Release: Sterling College Leaders of the sustainable agriculture and craft food production movements will be coming to Sterling College this summer as visiting instructors of the School of the New American Farmstead. The School of the New American Farmstead has announced its summer continuing education offerings for aspiring agrarians and artisan Continue Reading

VPR: A Celebration of Howard Frank Mosher

January 30, 2017 Jane Linholm In his fictional Kingdom County, Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher brought to life the culture and landscape of the Northeast Kingdom. Beloved by Vermonters and beyond, Mosher’s work stands as a testament to the power of storytelling. Mosher died at the age of 74 at his home in Irasburg. His passing comes after Mosher Continue Reading