VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Vermont Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee about the recent visit to Vermont by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and how some changes to federal policy would benefit Vermont agriculture.
Congress will pay dairy farmers one time emergency aid payments of between $5,000 and $25,000 to help offset low milk prices. But many wonder if it will be enough? Also, a Vermont author looks into the history of female astronauts.
Vermont Milk Commission has asked dairy processors to help farmers struggling
with low milk prices. But
there were no clear solutions that emerged from this week’s meeting. And the
main player in the market – Texas-based Dean Foods – didn’t show up.
federal government threw a life line to dairy farmers across the country this
U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would increase the support price it
pays when buying cheese and powdered milk.