State Agriculture officials announced October 1, 2002, that they have denied the
application by Vermont Egg Farm (VEF) for a proposed expansion that
would have more than doubled the size of its Highgate facility.
In an 8-page finding, the Department cited a number of concerns in denying
the expansion, primarily centering on manure management and its direct
relationship to the potential return of the fly problem that plagued
the facility in its early years of operation.