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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 price supports - Keith Wallace Letter, 1958

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

Date:  1958

Resource type:   text

Topics include Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's proposal to reduce dairy price supports; Aiken's response to Benson's proposal; Aiken's response to President Eisenhower's agricultural message to the Congress; letter from Aiken to Keith Wallace, President of the Vermont State Farm Bureau on milk prices; questionnaire sent by Aiken to Vermont farmers and farm organizations; bill proposed by Representative Thomas Abernethy (MS); milk production.

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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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