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FWA Says Goodbye to Founder and Long-Time Chair

The Farmer’s Watershed Alliance of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties would like to express our sincere appreciation to Roger Rainville; our Founder and Chair.  His vision of getting farmers together and working on water quality issues, first came together in … Continue reading

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MILK PRICE PROTECTION FOR THE STATE’S DAIRIES OPENS THIS WEEK

Vermont dairy farmers will once again have an opportunity to purchase federal insurance which protects the gross margin between low milk and high feed prices through the USDA’s Livestock Gross Margin for dairy cattle program.  UVM Extension’s agricultural economist, Bob … Continue reading

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Composting Animal Mortalities on Farm Video

Funding is available to assist with the installation of an on-farm animal mortality composting facility.  Contact the Farmer’s Watershed Alliance for more information. Got questions on how it’s done?  Click on the DVD below to watch the instructional video.

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Manure Spreading Ban Lifted

In a message circulated by Nathaniel Sands of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, an early end to the winter ban on spreading manure on Vermont farm fields was announced. As a result of unusually warm and dry weather, lack of … Continue reading

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Mission of the Farmers’ Watershed Alliance

Our Mission Statement The Franklin and Grand Isle Farmer’s Watershed Alliance mission is to insure environmentally positive solutions and enable the dairy industry through education and funding to better the soil, air, and water of the Lake Champlain Watershed while … Continue reading

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