this summer, the state Health Department warned swimmers to stay out of parts
of Lake Champlain because of algae blooms. The blooms have since been broken up, but persistent water pollution may be
affecting property values.
Farmers are looking for different crops
to grow and new ways to improve the soil while protecting the environment. Some
of these innovations were on display in Alburgh this week, as researchers and
farmers got together to check out results from recent field trials.