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In Vermont, agriculture comes in all shapes and sizes.Whether you’re planting a vegetable garden, installing new landscaping, or raising a few chickens or pigs, YOU can make a difference in the health of Lake Champlain! Join FNLC and our friends at the Georgia Conservation Commission on June 22nd to learn about principles practices that help prevent harmful runoff from even the smallest “backyard farm”…. Read more →
VERMONT DIGGER ARTICLE A landmark bill aimed at curbing the flow of pollution into Vermont’s waterways cleared the Senate on Tuesday, setting a road map for water quality initiatives yet to come. The Senate voted 27-2 to pass a $7.5 million water quality bill, H.35, that is funded in part by a 0.2 percent surcharge… Read more →
Lots of stuff going on at the statehouse this week regarding water quality. Take a look at VTDigger to see some of the good news. The State and the Lake Champlain Basin received a $16 million grant from USDA for the RCPP Program through NRCS to work with landowners on reducing nutrient loads to Lake… Read more →
WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that key funding for Lake Champlain has been included in the comprehensive budget package that will be considered by Congress later this week, as the clock runs out on the congressional session. Leahy is the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee… Read more →
What’s that green you see in that corn field? A COVER CROP!! According to UVM Extension, in the past decade farmers in Vermont have been adopting this conservation practice. 10 years ago Heather Darby estimates there were only 50 acres in cover crop and today there are over 12,000 acres with a cover crop.