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Dairy and the US Congress

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This collection documents legislative issues relating to dairy such as milk pricing, subsidies, and oleomargarine. Vermont's congressional delegation has a long and active history in matters relating to Vermont's dairy farmers and the dairy industry. George Aiken, Elbert Brigham, James Jeffords, and Patrick Leahy all served on Agriculture committees and their collections document many of the agricultural issues that faced Congress in the 20th Century.

Time Period Covered: 1941-1975 

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Congressional Papers

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George D. Aiken Papers

Published:  November 07, 2006,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Dairy -- H.R. 12030 Correspondence, 1960

Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

Date:  1960

Resource type:   text

Topics include statement of the National Milk Producers Federation before the House Ways and Means Committee at a cooperative tax hearing; text of House bill 12030 for an appropriation for the special milk program for children; quotas on imported cheeses; analysis of quota plans to restrict farm marketing of milk and cream; milk prices; S. 3897, a bill to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act to provide for judicial review of orders of the Secretary of Agriculture.

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    Title:   Dairy -- Milk Sanitation Bill, Whiting Company, Correspondence, Hearings, 1961

    Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

    Date:  1961

    Resource type:   text

    Topics include background of the Northeast Dairy Bloc; milk quotas; feed supplies; milk prices; address by Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman at a White House Regional Conference in Madison, WI; H.R. 50, National Milk Sanitation Act; request of six Vermont cooperatives for a partial suspension of the Class II price formula; failure of the Whiting Milk Company.

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      Title:   Dairy -- United States Department of Agriculture Amendments, 1960

      Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

      Date:  1960

      Resource type:   text

      Topics include United States Department of Agriculture amendments to milk marketing orders in the Greater Boston, Connecticut, Southeastern New England, Springfield, and Worcester marketing areas.

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        Title:   Dairy – Legislation – Correspondence, 1963

        Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984

        Date:  1963

        Resource type:   text

        Topics include Class I milk marketing order proposals by Senator Proxmire (WI) and Senator McCarthy (MN), both of which were opposed by Senator Aiken; milk sanitation legislation; remarks of Rep. Samuel Stratton (NY) in the House of Representatives on federal dairy legislation; milk prices; milk production and surpluses; comments of Elmer Towne, Vermont Commisssioner of Agriculture, on Kennedy administration’s proposed dairy legislation.

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          Title:   Milk Marketing, 1941-1942

          Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

          Date:  1941-1942

          Resource type:   text

          Topics include milk prices; United States Department of Agriculture Marketing Administration regulations for the Greater Boston and New York marketing areas; drought conditions and low cost feed.

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