Tag Archives: Gaen Murphree

Hemp–not marijuana–comes to rural Vermont
State News
October 18, 2017

Hemp–not marijuana–comes to rural Vermont

By Gaen Murphree MIDDLEBURY—While lawmakers in Montpelier argue over marijuana legalization, Middlebury dairy farmers Joel Pomainville and Sam Berthiaume are readying a harvest of a cousin of marijuana — hemp…

State News
March 22, 2017

Coyote hunting in Vermont is weighed

By Gaen Murphree Motivated by constituent outrage over unregulated coyote hunting, some Legislators are asking state wildlife officials to rethink Vermont’s open season on the canine predator. “Coyotes are important…

Local News
December 1, 2016

Disease claims thousands of turkeys

By Gaen Murphree ORWELL—Hail, flood, drought, plagues of locusts—since ancient times farming has been one of the riskiest of human endeavors. And it still is. Just ask Orwell turkey farmer…

Bobolinks losing ground to solar
Local News
November 5, 2015

Bobolinks losing ground to solar

ANR policy could balance wildlife, renewable energy By Gaen Murphree The bobolinks that nested in Vermont hayfields and grasslands this past summer are already winging their way toward winter homes…