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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: Misc. (Library), 1957-1958

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

Date:  1957-1958

Topics include New England milk market and its different marketing orders; New York milk strike and New York milk market; responsibility of state governments in improving circumstances for dairy farmers; Federal Milk Order; effect of the New York milk strike on the Republican Party; Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson; differences in milk production around the country; consumption of dairy products; loans for milk tanks; opinions on dairy price supports by various Vermont farm constituencies as reported by Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture, Elmer Towne; Abernethy "Self-Help" bill; effects on Vermont farmers of a New England wide milk marketing order; proposal to extend the present export price assistance program to dry whole milk, and to evaporated milk; report on Eastern Milk Marketing Order; price war in the Boston market; growth of Hood Co.; Whiting Milk Company's economic difficulties and proposal to have operating cooperatives buy it; Southeastern New England milk order; milk production and pricing in Connecticut.

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