Many drivers who passed Hadley Gaylord’s organic farm on Route 100 in Waitsfield did a double take late this summer and earlier this fall. What they were seeing was not what they thought they were seeing.
Farmers remained optimistic after a rainy May, but since then things have not gotten any easier.
Since June 1, almost 12 inches of rain has fallen on The Valley. Elwin Neill of the Neill Farm in Waitsfield said
Late last year, Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) released a draft of the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) — a set of new agricultural standards that are aligned with the Clean Water Act