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Future Farmers of America Can Be Proud Of Their Legacy
By Mike Cameron
    The news for Vermont Dairy Farmers was not good in 2006 as fluid milk prices continued to lag being the dairyman’s ability to control the ever increasing costs of operation. 
    As was the case in 2005 and back, some Vermont farmers had to cease operations and sell their farms.
    Many in Vermont believe that every time a farm has to be sold because the operator can not keep pace with ever competitive marketing and economic conditions, Vermont looses a part of its identity.
    Supporting organizations like Future Farmers of American and its chapters in our state and county  is important. 
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Ice Is More Fun When We Play It Safe
By Mike Cameron
    The cold weather has finally arrived with below zero temperatures and biting winds.  
    For ice fishermen, ice boaters, ice touring skaters and others this is a god-send.
    After waiting through the normal ice-up period of early January and seeing folks in shorts and tees back then, the wait has been a long one especially for people who depend on the ice for their winter business and winter recreation .  
    For most of us who enjoy the “hard water” sports we realize that under that ice sheet lies plenty of water to swallow us  up if we fall through and that’s just the top of it. 
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