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Farmland Campaign Succeeds in Norwich

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Over 6o local households and businesses have contributed to raise $10,000 for the conservation of hay land and pasture vital to the operation of Hogwash Farm in Norwich. The local campaign was the capstone of an effort led by UVLT which won grants from the US Department of Agriculture, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and support from the Town of Norwich Conservation Fund. Farmer Nancy LaRowe purchased and conserved land that she had been leasing, thus strengthening one of the eight farms remaining in Norwich and keeping farmland available for future generations of farmers as well.