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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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Dairy's Value-Added Future
Monday, 03/12/12
By Jane Lindholm
We look at how "value-added" products shape the future of Vermont's dairy farms, hear about research at Norwich University into Transcendental Meditation and take a winter walk on Maquam Bog.
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Dairy Support Programs Could Take A Hit In Budget Reductions
Friday, 08/05/11
By John Dillon
At a time of great uncertainty and political turmoil over the federal budget, the U.S. Agriculture Undersecretary says one thing is certain: everyone will take a hit, including dairy farmers.
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Welch Says He Hopes To Influence Dairy Policy In New Congress
Friday, 01/21/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he hopes to use his new assignment on the House Agriculture Committee as a way to push for a comprehensive reform of the federal dairy pricing system. Welch says it will be difficult for many Vermont dairy farmers to stay in business unless a reform plan is adopted by Congress.
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Dairy Farmers Continue to Struggle
Tuesday, 10/06/09
By Jane Lindholm
Congress will pay dairy farmers one time emergency aid payments of between $5,000 and $25,000 to help offset low milk prices.  But many wonder if it will be enough?  Also, a Vermont author looks into the history of female astronauts.
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