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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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Stormwater Runoff Prevention; Congress Fails To Pass Farm Bill
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Jane Lindholm
The Agency of Natural Resources prepares to launch a new initiative that prevents stormwater runoff through better infrastructure design. And Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross discusses the implications of Congress' failure to pass a new farm bill.
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VPR News
Future Of Farm Bill Uncertain
Monday, 09/17/12
By Bob Kinzel
There's a growing possibility that Congress will allow the current Farm Bill to expire at the end of this month, is why Congressman Peter Welch is trying to force a vote on a new bill that has important provisions for the state's dairy industry.
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Newscast: Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, 08/10/12
By Ric Cengeri
Newscast: Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Delay Of 2012 Farm Bill Sets Off Political Battle
Tuesday, 07/31/12
By Bob Kinzel
House Republican leaders want to delay consideration of the 2012 Farm bill until next year and that has set off a political battle in Washington. The plan would delay key reforms in dairy pricing programs.
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Voices In The Week's News: July 13, 2012
Friday, 07/13/12
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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Welch: Farm Bill Carries Good News, Bad News For Vt.
Thursday, 07/12/12
By Bob Kinzel
The House Agriculture committee has adopted a plan that allows farmers to purchase a special insurance policy that would reimburse them whenever milk prices dropped below the cost of production. The bill also cuts the Food Stamp program by $16 billion over the next 10 years.
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Congressional Delegation Pushes Dairy Reform In Farm Bill
Monday, 07/02/12
By Bob Kinzel
All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation say it's critical to include a new dairy pricing system in the 2012 Farm bill.
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Delegation Hails Farm Bill Dairy Provisions
Friday, 06/22/12
Vermont's congressional delegation is hailing U.S. Senate passage of a five-year farm bill that includes a major revamping of dairy price support programs.
VPR News
U.S. Senate Takes Up Farm Bill
Tuesday, 06/12/12
By Bob Kinzel
The U.S. Senate has just started a lengthy debate over a new Farm bill - a process that happens every five years. The proposal cuts current spending levels by roughly $24 billion over the next ten years and the plan also includes a new way to protect dairy farmers from wild swings in milk prices.
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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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