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Welch, Owens Propose Guest Visas For Dairy Workers
Wednesday, 04/10/13
Congressman Peter Welch and New York Congressman Bill Owens announced a bill that would permit dairy farm workers to qualify in the federal guest worker visa program.
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Payments To Dairy Farmers Are Delayed
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Patti Daniels
Vermont dairy farmers won't get payments on time from a federal milk pricing program. The payments are stalled due to wrangling over federal funding.
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Cliff Averted, But Farmers Still Waiting For New Dairy Policy
Tuesday, 01/08/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Some members of the Senate are patting themselves on the back for not only averting the fiscal cliff, but skirting what some have called the "dairy cliff." At the start of the New Year, the milk pricing system would have shifted back to an antiquated formula, raising prices and causing havoc on the market.
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State Advises Farmers To Prepare For Sandy
Friday, 10/26/12
Vermont officials are urging farmers to prepare for power outages and flooding from the next storm predicted to move up the coast.
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Farmers Feel Pinch From Farm Bill Expiration
Monday, 10/22/12
Small dairy farmers in the Northeast and Wisconsin say a tough year has been made worse by Congress' failure to pass a new farm bill before the old one expired.
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Brothers Win Vermont Dairy Farm Of The Year
Thursday, 10/04/12
The winner of the 2012 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year award has been named. It's the Chaput Family Farms in North Troy.
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Dairy Farmers Lost Safety Net Program When Farm Bill Expired
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Lynne McCrea
Congress let the massive farm bill expire over the weekend, and for Vermont dairy farmers it now means the end of the safety net program known as Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), which helps bridge the gap between what it costs to produce milk and what farmers get paid for it.
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Big Milk Vs. The Small Family Farmer
Wednesday, 10/03/12
By Jane Lindholm
Dartmouth senior writer Kirk Kardashian discusses the failing economics of the traditional small dairy farm and we hear about a new book of photographs chronicling farms and farmers in the northeast.
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Leahy Says New Farm Bill Will Help Small Dairy Farmers
Friday, 04/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is optimistic that the new 5 year federal Farm Bill will include several provisions to help small dairy farmers stay in business. One provision will allow farmers to purchase insurance that will guarantee that they'll be able to recoup their production costs.
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Demand For Greek Yogurt Bodes Well For Dairy Farmers
Monday, 04/23/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Yogurt has always been associated with good health. Now demand is growing for a new kind of yogurt -- the Greek variety. Sales more than doubled last year.  And just as this market shift is healthy for consumers, it's also good for dairy farmers.
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Dairy Organizations Push For Supply Management Policy
Friday, 04/20/12
By Jane Lindholm
Lawmakers in Washington are hearing from representatives of the dairy industry about what they hope will be in the next federal Farm Bill, which is likely to be debated this summer. More than two dozen dairy organizations are pushing for the inclusion of a supply management policy called the Dairy Security Act.
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Newscast: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 04/19/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Lawmakers To Hear About Dairy Worries
Monday, 04/09/12
The Vermont Senate's Agriculture Committee has set a hearing for this week on what may be tough times coming for dairy farmers on the prices they get for their milk.
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Dairy Farmers Hope Milk Prices Remain High
Monday, 01/09/12
By Steve Zind
Vermont dairy farmers benefited from rising milk prices last year, but there was continued fallout from the record low prices of 2009. Farmers are hoping the coming year won't see a return to the recent boom and bust cycle in milk prices.
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Judge Approves Dean Foods' Settlement With Farmers
Friday, 08/05/11
A Vermont judge has granted final approval to a settlement that would require dairy processor Dean Foods Co. to pay more than 9,000 Northeast farmers and their attorneys $30 million to settle antitrust allegations.
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As Temperatures Soar, Dairy Farmers Take Precautions
Thursday, 07/21/11
Vermont dairy farmers are using fans, sprinkler systems that spray mist and good old-fashioned shade to keep their cows from overheating. The Agency of Agriculture says that when cows get too hot, they don't eat as much, and then they don't produce as much milk.
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AG Investigating Dairy Anti-Trust Settlement
Friday, 04/08/11
By John Dillon
The Vermont attorney general's office is evaluating the fairness of a proposed anti-trust settlement between Northeast dairy farmers and the nation's largest milk producer. Lawyers for the state have asked the federal court to open up records in the case so lawmakers and the public can learn more about the complex litigation.
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Farmers Want Documents Unsealed In Antitrust Case
Wednesday, 03/09/11
Attorneys representing some Northeast dairy farmers in an antitrust lawsuit against a dairy cooperative and its marketing affiliate say the cooperative is misleading dairy farmers about the merits of the case.
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Settlement Brings Good News To Dairy Farmers
Friday, 12/10/10
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont dairy farmers may have gotten an early holiday gift this week. A tentative settlement has been reached in an anti-trust lawsuit between farmers across the Northeast and the dairy-processing company that controls most of the region's milk.
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Dean Foods Agrees To Settle $30 Million Anti-Trust Suit
Friday, 12/10/10
By Ross Sneyd
Dean Foods Company has tentatively agreed to pay Vermont dairy farmers $30 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. Details of the settlement have not been released.
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Some Dairy Farmers Embrace Supply Management
Tuesday, 07/13/10
By John Dillon
Vermont's congressional delegation wants to help stabilize dairy prices by controlling the supply of milk produced around the country. The legislation unveiled this week is the latest of many attempts to overhaul a complex milk pricing system. The bill's backers say it will be tough to get it through.
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Senators Back Dairy Supply Management
Monday, 07/12/10
By John Dillon
Vermont's two U.S. senators are backing legislation that would stabilize dairy prices through a system designed to curb over-production of milk.
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Farmers Advocate For Supply Management
Friday, 06/18/10
By John Dillon
Milk prices paid to dairy farmers are creeping upwards, providing some hope that Vermont will lose fewer farms than predicted this year. But experts say any price relief will be short-lived. So a group of local dairy farmers is trying to get Congress to overhaul dairy legislation as part of the 2012 farm bill.
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Dairy Farmer Says Industry Must Change
Friday, 02/26/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont lost 52 dairy farms last year. Farmers were struggling with low milk prices long before this economic downturn. But they're also affected by the economy around them. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb speaks iwth Onan Whitcomb of the North Williston Cattle Company.
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Vilsack Meets With Dairy Farmers
Monday, 02/15/10
By Jane Lindholm
US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Vermont over the weekend.  He attended three meetings, addressing the concerns of dairy farmers from throughout the region.  Top on the list was the need for a change in the way milk is priced. 
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