Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Farm Bureau Meeting Hears From Dairy Farmers

Addison County Dairy farmers discussed at the Farm Bureau meeting on Monday, restricting the milk supply. The Rutland Herald reports that the idea's being floated because of the price crisis in the dairy industry. Senator Bernard Sanders was the guest speaker at the meeting and he told the crowd of about 50 that supply management was something Vermont's agricultural community needs to talk about. The county bureau voted to ask the state Farm Bureau to reove a plank of its dairy policy opposing supply management. It also approved a resolution supporting implementation of a mandatory growth management policy that can react quickly to market demands.