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What do today's state trends say about tomorrow?


The nonpartisan Council on the Future of Vermont made news last week by releasing a report warning that the state's lack of diversity may endanger its growth.

Noting that dairy totals nearly 80 percent of agricultural sales, for example, the study says "putting all your eggs in one basket' is always a risky proposition."

In contrast, the report itself — "Vermont in Transition: A Summary of Social, Economic and Environmental Trends," written by the Center for Social Science Research at Saint Michael's College in Colchester — serves up a full menu of findings about life in the state.

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Here's a link to the full report: