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MONTPELIER — “I dip therefore I yam” is a motto that belongs to Lisa Johnson of Norwich, who testified recently about a niche product, Yummy Yams, she is producing from a crop seldom seen on the Vermont landscape. “I want to change the way people think about sweet potatoes,” she recently told the House Committee on Agriculture. Committee members heard a morning’s worth of testimony from land base entrepreneurs that included the head of a wood pellet plant near Rutland.