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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

Related Archival Collection(s)

George D. Aiken Papers

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

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Title:   Dairy -- Milk Sanitation Bill, 1960

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

Date:  1960

Resource type:   text

Topics include S. 998, Milk Sanitation Bill proposed by Senators Hubert Humphrey and William Proxmire; response from W.J. Emery and Elmer Towne, from the Vermont Department of Agriculture, comparing Vermont and Federal milk codes; status report of the Public Health Service's expanded milk surveillance program.

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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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