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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 – 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; proposed changes to the Agricultural Adjustment Act by the USDA; milk prices; milk surpluses.

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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:   Dairy, 1953

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

      Date:  1953

      Resource type:   text

      Topics include cost of feed; door-to-door delivery of milk and automatic dispensers; price support for dairy; decline in livestock values; surplus butter and the armed services; dairy industry advisory committee called by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson; oleomargarine; large purchases of butter by the Commodity Credit Corporation; President Dwight Eisenhower; Milk Producers Federation banquet; two-price system; price of Class I milk; low fat content butter; shipment of unregulated milk into the New York-New Jersey marketing area; milk surplus.

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        Title:   Dairy: Correspondence, 1954

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

        Date:  1954

        Topics include proposal relating to the parity equivalent of manufacturing milk; disposal of powdered milk surplus in foreign countries; Richard Aplin, Milk Marketing Administrator for the Boston Area; price supports and government surpluses of dairy products; marketing quotas and reduced output of milk; fluid milk purchases; export of dairy products; herd culling program; proper use of diverted acres; price of grain used for dairy rations; milk rations for Armed Services; size of dairy farms and government support for small farms; Commodity Credit Corporation; Senate Committee on Agriculture hearings on dairy support price; decreasing demand for milk; role of Democratic party in creating current dairy industry problems; milk vending machines for office buildings and factories; strawberry milk; Brucellosis; sale of milk in two and four quart cartons; importation of hay and cattle from Canada; field dairy hearings; proposed dairy program; President Eisenhower's flexible price support program; Agricultural Agreement Act of 1937 and domestic trade barriers affecting milk and milk products; meeting of all farm organizations in Vermont interested in dairy to consider general policy questions.

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          Title:   Dairy: General Correspondence, 1962

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

          Date:  1962

          Resource type:   text

          Topics include USDA study on probable effects on prices and consumption of quota plans to restrict farm marketings of milk and cream; remarks of President Kennedy to the National Conference on Milk and Nutrition; milk and grain surplus figures; press release from Senator Proxmire (WI) on milk price supports; memo from Charlie Weaver to Aiken about a plan proposed by Bill Welden of Hood to fight proposed quota legislation.

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            Title:   Dairy: General Correspondence, 1962

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

            Date:  1962

            Resource type:   text

            Topics include Senator Aiken's correspondence to constituents on small dairy farms; processing tax on feed grain; dairy farm surpluses; milk dating; marketing quotas; roller dried skim milk powder; proposal to collect milk promotion funds through federal milk market orders; bulk tanks; Milk Marketing Program; improving milk quality and production methods.

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              Title:   Milk, 1943-1945

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

              Date:  1943-1945

              Resource type:   text

              Topics include milk prices for Springfield and Fitchburg, Massachusetts; creamery butter and cheese production estimates; dairy subsidies and milk production; Senate Committee on Agriculture; Senator Warren Austin (VT); Board of Health regulations and the unloading of milk at Hood's creamery in Newport, Vermont; United Farmers Co-operative Creamery Association, Inc.; United States War Food Administration; effect of drought on hay and pasture crops; State Control Boards and surplus milk; United States Office of Price Administration; milk coolers; price of whole milk and butter; Ingelside Dairy; New York milk marketing area; milk fat quota and the manufacture of frozen dairy foods and mix; retail price of milk; importation of milk from Canada.

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