Meetings next week on draft new farm rules

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MONTPELIER, VT. >> The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has released a draft of new farm rules that are part of the state's clean water law, and is holding public hearings to discuss and gather input on them.

The agency says they are farm and land management techniques that will control and reduce agricultural source pollution and subsequent nutrient losses from farm fields and production areas to surface and ground waters.

Meetings will be held Tuesday at the St. Albans Historical Society from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at the Enosburg Opera House from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meetings are also planned Thursday at the American Legion in Middlebury from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at the Rutland Free Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Draft RAPs: http://agriculture.vermont.gov/sites/ag/files/pdf/water—quality/VAAFM-Draft-RAP.pdf


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