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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:   Issues of oleomargarine tax repeal : a classification of the arguments for and against repeal; digest of the debate of H.R. 2445 in the House of Representatives and summary of the testimony in relation to the bill presented to the Senate Committee on Finance at hearings and in statements submitted to the Committee.

Creator:  United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

Date:  1948

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    Title:   Oleomargarine Bill: Correspondence, 1948

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

    Date:  1948

    Resource type:   text

    Resource type:   letter

    Topics include oleomargarine regulation; oleomargarine tax; oleomargarine use in hotels and restaurants disguised as butter; oleomargarine coloring; oleomargarine production and the cost of butter; oleomargarine advertisements in Life magazine.

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      Title:   Oleomargarine Bill: Correspondence, 1948

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

      Date:  1948

      Resource type:   text

      Resource type:   letter

      Topics include oleomargarine legislation; oleomargarine tax; oleomargarine use in hotels and restaurants disguised as butter; oleomargarine coloring; production of oleomargarine and the cornering of the cotton oil market by two companies; oleomargarine bill in the Senate Committee on Finance; rather than the Senate Agriculture Committee; the United States Food and Drug Administration and the misbranding of foods; Vermont dairy industry; corn syrup served as maple syrup.

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        Title:   Oleomargarine Hearings: H.R. 2245, 1948

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

        Date:  1948

        Resource type:   text

        Tax on Oleomargarine; proposed amendment drafts; statistical report on the use of foreign coconut oil in margarine; statistical reports on oleomargarine produced and materials used for January and February 1948 as compared to January and February 1947.

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          Title:   Oleomargarine: H.R. 2023, 1950

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

          Date:  1950

          Resource type:   text

          Topics include H.R. 2023, an act to regulate oleomargarine, to repeal certain taxes relating to oleomargarine, and for other purposes; text and amendments to the bill; taxes under Internal Revenue Code for oleomargarine, processed butter, and adulterated butter; import duty under Tariff Act for oleomargarine and butter; average hourly rate for select states; beef and veal from milk-producing animals; cost of producing milk; Arkansas oleomargarine laws; coconut oil taxes and import duties; income figures for select agricultural products; five leading oleomargarine producers; list of qualified manufacturers of oleomargarine.

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            Title:   Oleomargarine: bills to repeal tax, 1949

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

            Date:  1949

            Resource type:   text

            Topics include proposed bills to repeal tax on oleomargarine; Aiken's opposition to oleomargarine being passed off as butter; text of proposed bills to repeal tax on margarine (S. 60, S. 117, S. 254, S. 332, H.R. 2023).

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              Title:   Regulations no. 9 relating to the taxes on oleomargarine, adulterated butter and process or renovated butter under the acts of August 2, 1886 (24 Stat., 209), May 9, 1902 (32 Stat., 193), August 10, 1912 (37 Stat., 273), October 1, 1918 (40 Stat., 1008), July 10, 1930 (46 Stat, . 1022), March 4, 1931 (46 Stat., 1549) and February 24, 1933 (47 STat., 902) Revised April 1936.

              Creator:  United States. Office of Internal Revenue.

              Date:  1936

              1936 Internal Revenue Service regulations relating to the taxes on oleomargarine, adulterated butter and process or renovated butter.

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