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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 Products (Library): Correspondence, 1956

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

Date:  1956

Resource type:   text

Topics include importation of cows from Canada and over-production of milk; soil bank bill in Congress; Boston milk formula and the price of milk; milk promotion to middle aged women; price of grain; proposed forestry provisions to plant poorer land with trees in new farm bill in Congress; lack of incentive for big diary companies to increase the sale of fluid milk; minimum support prices under manufacturing milk; "Dairy Farmers of America"; Vermont dairy cooperatives; milk vending machine legislation in New York; congratulatory letter to Elmer Montgomery for receiving the Distinguished Farmer Award for 1955; request of New England cooperatives for a suspension of the 22 cent drop in milk; school milk and Brucellosis eradication programs; use of lime and superphosphate; tax benefits for farmers; Federal tax on gasoline used for agricultural purposes; St. Lawrence Seaway; farmer eligibility for Social Security benefits; marketing of farm products in foreign countries; Watershed Act of 1954; Water Facilities Act of 1954; farm production and marketing methods research; support price for feed grains; bulk tanks; proposals to expand New York marketing area to include major upstate cities and provide for regulation by federal order for northern New Jersey; Scoffield case and an injunction prohibiting the Secretary of Agriculture from extending the milk order; use of dairy products by the Armed Services.

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