Vermont Food System Plan Brief Highlight

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Vermont Food System Plan Brief Highlight

Agroforestry Product Brief The Vermont Food System Plan Product Brief on Agroforestry describes the multiple benefits provided by the deliberate management of trees, crops, and livestock in one area to enhance the health and economic viability of cropland and pastureland. Agroforestry practices can help farmers increase the viability of their existing businesses as well as to

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Several new detections of EAB in Vermont

Several new detections of EAB in Vermont have expanded existing Infested Areas, including into two new counties. The new detections were found in the towns of Hartford (White River Junction), Brookfield, and Belvidere. The Hartford detection is the first in Windsor County, although there were already areas within Windsor County that were within 10-miles of a New Hampshire EAB infestation. The new detection in Belvidere is the first in Lamoille County, although there were already areas within Lamoille County that

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Environmentally-Friendly Log Treatment Technology Tested in Maryland

Last week, new, clean, energy-efficient log treatment technology produced a test log shipment in Maryland, potentially making the state a global link in the veneer log market. The technology, developed for pre-shipment and quarantine log treatment, prepared a test shipment on Wednesday, November 10, at the Mill Creek Lumber/Polo Pallet Manufacturing Company in Elkton, Maryland.

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Carbon Markets: An Emerging Opportunity for Forest Landowners INRS’ Eric Kingsley was the keynote speaker at this year’s Massachusetts Forest Alliance annual meeting. Kingsley discussed carbon markets and how they may present an opportunity for many forest landowners (note – the most popular programs currently require significant acreage, but programs for smaller landowners are emerging). Kingsley’s presentation

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VOBA to Present U.S Senator Leahy with Inaugural Trailblazer Award

The Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA) will present its inaugural Trailblazer Award to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) at an outdoor ceremony at 2pm on Wednesday, November 10 at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. “In addition to a lengthy career preserving and protecting remarkable outdoor places in virtually every corner of Vermont, Sen. Leahy has been well

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Invasive Insect ‘Spotted Lanternfly’ Found in Out-of-State Shipment to Rutland, Vermont

Vermont Agencies investigating to determine level of concern, impact and potential response  On Thursday, August 19th the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) was alerted that a live ‘Spotted Lanternfly’ was captured on a shipment delivered in Rutland. Recognizing the insects as unusual, at the time of delivery the insects were either killed or captured,

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