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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 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: 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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