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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 -- 2 cent per cwt. Deduction in Boston Milk Orders for Non-Members, 1960

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

Date:  1960

Resource type:   text

Topics include proposed amendment to the Boston Milk Order for a two cent per hundred-weight tax on all producers in the Boston pool who are not members of a qualified co-operative association; proposed tax to cover the cost of market information, verification of weights, sampling, and testing of milk; Aiken's responses to constituent letters in opposition to the proposed amendment.

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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 Bill Correspondence, 1962

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

        Date:  1962

        Resource type:   text

        Topics include correspondence with constituents about President Kennedy's dairy bill; milk production controls and marketing quotas; dairy price supports; milk marketing and promotion; letter from Elmer Town, Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture, concerning producer milk quotas; copy of a letter from Elmer Towne to Carl Vinson, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in regard to a bill that would require the Armed Services to recognize state milk pricing regulations; Senate debate on the farm bill, and difficulty of Republican minority in opposing administration backed proposals.

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          Title:   Dairy Bill Hearing, February 27, 1962

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

          Date:  1962

          Resource type:   text

          Topics include copy of remarks of President Kennedy to the National Conference on Milk and Nutrition underlined by Charles Weaver; Aiken's notes on Senate Agriculture Committee hearing; testimony of Clement Baker, Shelburne dairy farmer; testimony of Harry Varney, Jr., Charlotte dairy farmer; testimony of John C. York, Executive Secretary of Eastern Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.; Letter from Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman to Senator Allen Ellender, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, outlining a one-year emergency dairy program to substitute for the diary provisions of the Administration farm bill; Senator Hubert Humphrey's (MN) proposed dairy stabilization act.

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            Title:   Dairy: Correspondence and Dairymen's League vs. Teamsters, 1959

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

            Date:  1959

            Resource type:   text

            Topics include New England Milkshed Price Committee; letter from Elmer Towne, Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture, on a variety of dairy issues in Vermont; continuation of dairy support prices; National Conference on Interstate Shipments of Milk and a proposed national milk standards act; USDA General Counsel's opinion of proposed limitations on dairy price supports in the Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit Adminstration Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1960; "Swedish Treatment" for mastitis; pesticide and antibiotic residues in milk.

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