This could be a key week for the future of the 2013 Farm Bill in Congress.
The U.S. House is expected to vote on a new dairy program that’s designed to stabilize milk prices for dairy farmers.
The vote in the House is important because the U.S. Senate has already given its approval to a 5 year Farm Bill that includes the new dairy program. House approval this week would make it very likely that the program will be part of the final legislation.
Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed three bills that promote energy efficiency and clean energy for homes, farms and businesses.
The legislation signed Monday creates new financing programs for residential and commercial sectors. It allows the Vermont Economic Development Authority to borrow up to $10 million from the state Treasury to establish the loan programs and a new energy efficiency loan guarantee program.
The bill also provides $6.5 million for residential efficiency loans through a program run by Vermont Housing Finance Agency.
Lawyers in the case of the Vermont man facing the federal death penalty on charges he sexually assaulted and killed his niece five years ago are asking for more time to prepare their jury-selection procedures.
In court papers filed Monday, the attorneys for Michael Jacques and federal prosecutors are asking for another week to submit materials related to jury selection.
Jacques lawyers have also been given another week to file motions seeking asking a judge to keep prosecutors from introducing some evidence at the trial.
Tues 6/18/13Noon & 7PM We think we know money. We’ve been trying to accumulate it and we’ve been spending it faster than we can make it for a long time. So what would it take to change our perception of money?
For Cabot farmer and author Ben Hewitt, it was watching how a neighbor earning less than $10,000 a year derived great pleasure from the simple things in life. That inspired Hewitt to write his latest book, “Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World.”
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A 20-year-old New Hampshire man is going to spend 60 days on a Vermont prison work crew after pleading guilty to a variety of charges stemming from a vandalism spree that did more than $80,000 in damage to a high-voltage power line in the town of Concord.
Patrick Brummer, of Bethlehem, N.H., entered the pleas last week as part of a deal with the office of the Essex County state's attorney.
The Caledonian Record reports Brummmer was charged with shooting at the power lines in an area of Concord known "The Top of the World" last October.