Farm Credit East Releases Report Analyzing Economic Impact of Agriculture, Fishing and Forest Products in the Northeast

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Farm Credit East Releases Report Analyzing Economic Impact of Agriculture, Fishing and Forest Products in the Northeast

Enfield, Conn., November 9, 2020 – The agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries are key economic engines in the Northeast, according to an economic impact report recently released by Farm Credit East, the region’s largest agricultural lender. The report found that 75,657 farms and related businesses throughout the eight-state region of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New

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Science Annex construction and Workforce Development project at a glance

The Science Annex will be Vermont’s first “mass timber” building. Mass timber is an umbrella term for engineered wood products used in commercial construction. Glue-laminated timber, cross laminated timber, nail laminated timber, heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems are being used to build office spaces, hockey rinks, university buildings and other large

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Vermont’s Lafoe Logging Named Northeast Region “Outstanding Logger”

By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund   In every industry, there are individuals who set the bar. In Vermont’s forest products industry, two of those individuals are Brian Lafoe and his son-in-law, Stan Parker, owners of Lafoe Logging. Last year, Lafoe Logging was named “Northeast Region Outstanding Logger” by

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TRIBUTE TO PUTNAM “PUT” BLODGETT; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 139 (Senate – August 05, 2020)

Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, Putnam ”Put” Blodgett’s lifetime of service to the Vermont forest industry deserves special recognition. Put personified the essence, values, and traditions of what makes Vermont special. Put’s family moved to a Bradford, VT, dairy farm during the height of the Great Depression. He attended Dartmouth College and returned home in 1953

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In a warming world, New England’s trees are storing more carbon

by Clarisse Hart, The Harvard Gazette Climate change has increased the productivity of forests, according to a new study that synthesizes hundreds of thousands of carbon observations collected over the last quarter century at the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site, one of the most intensively studied forests in the world. The study, published today

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Forest Management at the Hinesburg Town Forest: Partnership and Participation

Forest Management Project Engages Hundreds Hinesburg, VT – After two winters of work, an innovative forest management project at the Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF) has been completed. This project not only promoted forest health and the local economy, but has also provided hundreds of Vermonters with opportunities to learn about forests, responsible forest management and Vermont’s

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