Vermont Milk Commission Seeks Solutions For Dairy Industry
by Wilson Ring, Associated Press
Posted: 2017-10-02 15:36:53 EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Milk Commission is working to learn more about the health of the state's dairy industry in hopes that solutions to challenges facing the industry can be addressed by the next federal farm bill, which is due to take effect in a year, Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts said Tuesday.

The commission met in Montpelier on Tuesday for the first time in six years. It plans to meet several more times over the next several weeks so members can gather opinions from dairy farmers, milk handlers and consumers to learn what they would like to see to ensure that farmers have a "fair, predictable pricing system," he said.

Recommendations are to be delivered to the congressional delegation for dairy policy that could be included in the five-year farm bill that will be decided upon by Congress next year, said Tebbetts, who is a dairy farmer.

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