• Leahy: Farm bill includes dairy aid
    May 25,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    MONTPELIER — Vermont’s 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 — which the Senate will resume working on after the Memorial Day recess — replaces the existing dairy program with a retooled system focused on avoiding an oversupply of milk.

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

    Meanwhile, Leahy said the farm bill’s 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
    MONTPELIER — Matt Dunne, a Google executive and former Windsor County state senator... Full Story
    A Castleton man was arrested Monday night for driving nearly 70 miles over the posted speed with ... Full Story
    More Articles