Maple syrup season gets early start in N. Eng.

In this March 7, 2018, photo, Doug Bragg of Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop in East Montpelier, Vt., tests the density, or sugar content, of maple syrup being boiled from sap. Maple syrup season started early this year in parts of New England. The head of the maple syrup makers association in Vermont said some producers have been producing a fair amount of syrup since mid-February. Historically the season has started later. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. — The annual maple season got off to another early start with warmups in parts of New England, and producers are hopeful the recent cold and snow will extend it.

Questions remain about Arkansas dicamba ruling

Soybeans show damage from the herbicide dicamba. A judge’s decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of the controversial herbicide is putting a spotlight on the question of whether the state can be sued.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge’s decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that’s created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued.

Madison FFA chapter preps for state competition

Courtesy of Madison High School FFA
Having placed at district competitions last month, Madison High School FFA chapter members are preparing for state competition April 4 to 7 in Twin Falls. Back row from left, are Shalani Wilcox, Owen Wetzel and Derek Widerburg. Front row from left are Emma Holt, Elizabeth Becraft, Sarah Holt, Mady Ziegler and Oakley Cheney.

Madison High School FFA chapter teams and individuals are preparing for state competition in April after qualifying last month at the district level.

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