With tag: dairy_farmers
Farmers Feel Pinch From Farm Bill Expiration
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.
Dairy Farmers Lost Safety Net Program When Farm Bill Expired
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.
Dairy Organizations Push For Supply Management Policy
By Jane Lindholm
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
Lawmakers To Hear About Dairy Worries
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.
Judge Approves Dean Foods' Settlement With Farmers
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.
As Temperatures Soar, Dairy Farmers Take Precautions
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.
AG Investigating Dairy Anti-Trust Settlement
By John Dillon
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.
Farmers Want Documents Unsealed In Antitrust Case
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
Some Dairy Farmers Embrace Supply Management
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
Farmers Advocate For Supply Management
By John Dillon
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.