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Vermont farmers discuss the future

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Farmers from across Vermont were in Burlington Monday to talk about their futures.

The group of about 60 turned out at the Sheraton for a closer look at some of the advancements in their industry. One of the hot topics was the idea of introducing algae into the food supply for cattle. Supporters say it will make the grain more nutritious and make the animals more fertile.

"The future in ag is very bright. There is going to be 9 billion people on this planet soon and they are all going to be pretty hungry. In order to do that, we need to meet that demand, but we need to do it naturally," said Evan Wisell of Alltech.

The morning workshop was sponsored by Alltech. The company aims to have farmers choose natural food options instead of ones that have been genetically engineered.

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