Valley News – Farming collaborative plan looks to keep land accessible, open

TUNBRIDGE — In December, Shona Sanford-Long visited Holstein Stock Farm just off of a scenic stretch of Route 110 that follows the First Branch of the White River as it winds through the valley’s pastures.

The farm was for sale, and she knew it could be exactly the location she needed to grow her new livestock business, Flying Dog Farm.

She was less certain she could pull together the money to actually buy the land. A few weeks later, she approached the Vermont Land Trust, which owns a conservation easement on a 60-acre tract of agricultural land on the property

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Hike Lake Agnes and the Nokhu Crags in Colorado

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  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Time: 1 day
  • Elevation gain: 684 feet

This short, steep trail begins near a historic cabin and skirts a marshy flatland before turning uphill through a deadfall-scattered forest. This area is the moose-watching capital of Colorado, so watch for antlers along the trail (especially in the mornings and afternoons). Switchbacks climb beside the Upper Michigan Ditch and offer unfettered glimpses of the Nokhu Crags. The sheer western faces of these 12,485-foot peaks form the dramatic backdrop for Lake Agnes. The tough hike ends right at the lakeshore,

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5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 17)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.

Billboard Latin Music Awards

This week, Telemundo and Billboard unveiled the official date and venue of the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards to take place Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Considered the longest-running awards show in Latin music, the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, returning to Miami from Sept. 20-25. The weeklong event celebrates

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White farmers blocked a much-needed federal relief program for Black farmers. The saga proved Black farmers won’t overcome racism unless they take their economic future into their own hands.

A Black farmer checks the condition of his soy bean field. Getty

  • In a historical step to redress racism, the USDA was poised to issue $4 billion in debt relief to farmers of color.

  • White farmers and banks pushed back, in an attempt to uphold the racist structures they’ve benefitted from for centuries.

  • Black farmers won’t overcome racism until they take the levers of finance into their own hands and forge their own financial institutions.

  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.

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This month, in a

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Where to Eat and Drink After Hiking in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

A scenic vista in historic Harpers Ferry

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Located along the Appalachian Trail about 90 minutes west of D.C., Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is a city steeped in history. For outdoor enthusiasts and Civil War buffs, this is a must-visit full of top-notch hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and views of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Harpers Ferry is also great for a leisurely stroll, overnight campout, or a weekend getaway to a quaint bed-and-breakfast. Here are nine places to grab some R&R after a long day of site-seeing.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated

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Airlines Issue Travel Waivers As Tropical Storm Elsa Approaches Florida

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These Cozy New Cabins Are the Perfect Gateway to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park

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Titane: The most shocking film of 2021

Revising your preconceptions at frantic speed, you might decide that Titane is a Cronenberg-ish sci-fi body horror crossbred with a Tarantino-esque caper about a natural-born serial killer. But not even that gonzo definition will suffice. On the run, our scowling anti-heroine chops off her hair, breaks her own nose (I told you about the winces), and passes herself off as a boy who disappeared a decade earlier. The next twist is that the boy’s tough-but-tender father, Vincent (Vincent Lindon), takes her at her word. He drives her back to the fire station under his command and introduces her to a

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Large-scale seaweed farming could bring unforeseen consequences

While we fully support community-based seaweed farming that is well-managed and scaled appropriately for the ecosystem, what factory farms have taught us is that any activity can become counterproductive and harmful without clear guardrails in place (“From Maine’s warming waters, a new cash crop,” Page A1, June 27).

Seaweed farming on an industrial scale would be a huge experiment with unknown and potentially harmful consequences to the fragile and sensitive marine ecosystems already under tremendous pressure. Some proposals have even suggested farming millions of acres of the ocean for fuel, an idea that is eerily similar to taking land out

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How to Get the Most Out of Every Hike


One of the main reasons we love hiking so much: simply getting out on the trail is always worth it, whether for a short stroll around a neighborhood park, a weekend day hike, or a full overnight. And with a little forethought, those benefits compound. We tapped HOKA hiking ambassadors for their best advice on getting the most out of your time outside.

Connect with the Environment

There’s no wrong way to enjoy nature, but it can be rewarding to tune in and really notice your surroundings, says Nicole Snell, an avid hiker and hike leader at Black Girls

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