makes a farm a farm? That’s a question the
state’s Environmental Court will have to sort out
as it considers WhistlePig whiskey, a
company that wants to make whiskey from rye that it grows itself.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture official is visiting farms in Vermont
and New Hampshire to discuss how the growing agricultural economy is
helping to create jobs and expand local and regional food systems.
As interest in local food grows,
some meat producers have said a lack of slaughterhouses is holding
back their ability to expand. But a new study shows that existing facilities are not being
used consistently throughout the year.