Vermont, Bread Basket of New England?
Although Vermont used to be a place of high wheat production and indigenous knowledge needed to produce the crops, farmers are now requesting information about local grain production and seeds that can adapt to Northeast climatic conditions. The University of Vermont Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils program is working to focus on seeds and resurrecting wheat varieties. The program hopes to release a new commercial wheat variety in 2015 and will hopefully be able to diversify and market their products locally.
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