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Best of both worlds: Protecting Vt, adding jobs


(1/10/12) MONTPELIER — In an effort to preserve the character of Vermont’s rural landscape and create jobs, the Vermont Council on Rural Development will tout legislation this week that it says would do both. The council is the force behind a bill in the Legislature that would create a Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Fund and a board to administer the fund. The goal is to use loans, grants and technical support to seed business growth in the agriculture and forest products sectors, two areas that advocates argue are ripe for greater development in Vermont. Read the full article...