Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer As in much of Vermont, some farmers in Charlotte and Hinesburg may have tossed the dice, drawn to an inside straight, gone all in – maybe even have bet the farm – on growing hemp for CBD production. “It’s a modern-day agricultural gold rush,” said Heather Darby, UVM extension professor of… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Sometime in 1989, Mike Kline from the Vermont Department of Conservation found himself sitting in Andrea Morgante’s living room in Hinesburg talking with a fledgling watershed organization – the Lewis Creek Association. Thirty years later, at the end of the workday on Thursday, Aug. 29, he was talking to a reporter… Read More »

For farms, soggy spring balances dry summer

For farms, soggy spring balances dry summer

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A farming season that started late looks like it may be back on schedule, but as always that depends on the vagaries of summer weather. In mid-June, many local farmers said their crops were two to three weeks behind. Many said that it was the wettest spring in memory. Now, with… Read More »