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Vermont dairy cooperatives hail U.S.-Canada pact

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — While Canadian dairy farmer organizations expressed dismay at the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiated between Canada and the U.S. and announced Sunday night, in Vermont dairy cooperative leaders were pleased.

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Not much federal support for dairy; farmers feel effects of trade tariffs

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — Better than nothing, but not by much.

That’s how farmers, industry officials and members of Congress are characterizing the Trump administration’s plan to aid dairy farmers hit by tariffs as a result of the President’s “trade war.”

The proposal includes direct relief of 12 cents per hundredweight on half of a farm’s 2018 production, totaling $127.4 million nationwide, and $84.9 million in purchases of dairy products.

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Dairy farm numbers still in decline; farmers seek solutions for below-cost milk prices

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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VERMONT — In 2017, there was an average of 796 dairy farms in operation in Vermont. As of August, there were just 711.

That’s a loss of almost 11 percent in eight months, and the disappearance of 340 (or 32 percent) since 2009, when the Vermont Agency of Agriculture reported 1,051 dairy farms.

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Dairy in crisis: Farmers, vendors say they're in need of immediate relief

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — While dairy farmers resume discussions of a longterm solution to the perennial problem of low milk prices, farmers themselves are making it clear urgent action is needed now.

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Clean water advocate Ehlers seeks governorship

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — James Ehlers is running for governor to “represent the interests of Vermonters.”

“Money,” he said, “is the corrupting influence in politics,” and the policies adopted by politicians accepting that money often benefit the wealthy over the working and lower middle classes, in his view.

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Vt. Congressman Welch sees immigrant children fenced at Mexico border

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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TEXAS — “Appalling” and “un-American,” those are the words Vermont Congressman Peter Welch used to describe conditions in a processing center in southern Texas where children have been separated from their parents.

Welch spoke with the St. Albans Messenger by phone Sunday evening after visiting a processing center known as “the Icebox,” while en route to the Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, where teenagers are being held.

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