Lawmakers seek input on rural economy

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont lawmakers looking at ways to improve the state's farming and rural economy continue their statewide listening tour with a stop in Barton Monday.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture kicked off a series of five meetings around the state last week in St. Albans. They are hoping to gather public input on ways to encourage the growth or increased productivity of farming, forest products and other rural businesses.

They plan to meet from 2-4 pm Monday at the Barton Village Offices. They will also have meetings scheduled in Newbury, White River Junction and Salisbury.