Newscast: Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

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What 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.  Act 250 officials ruled in February that the Shoreham-based company is not a farm, and is therefore subject to state oversight. But the company is appealing that decision. Farm advocates say what happens next could affect value added farming across the state. A Vermont House committee is going to take testimony from the public about the use of stun guns.

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