• Leahy: Farm bill includes dairy aid
    May 25,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    MONTPELIER ó Vermontís senior U.S. senator says he hopes a farm bill now working its way through Congress will save taxpayer money while continuing assistance for dairy farmers and conservation programs.

    Leahy says the farm bill ó which the Senate will resume working on after the Memorial Day recess ó replaces the existing dairy program with a retooled system focused on avoiding an oversupply of milk.

    He said itís hoped that the new approach will smooth out what have been big fluctuations in wholesale milk prices.

    Meanwhile, Leahy said the farm billís conservation programs include new incentives for farmers to address runoff that has been blamed for polluting Lake Champlain and rivers feeding it.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    The Vermont Health Department is warning residents to take care to avoid potentially rabid... Full Story
    KILLINGTON ó Town lawyers have told the Select Board not to take any official action in support... Full Story
    Prosecutors have dropped a federal charge against a New York man a little more than a week after... Full Story
    More Articles