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Farm Bill's Expiration Leaves Vermont Ag Community To Wait And Worry

Vermont's dairy farms and co-ops are among the industries affected when Congress failed to reauthorize the federal Farm Bill in September. The programs and provisions in the bill could result in tens of thousands of dollars in income for dairy farmers.
Tom Remp
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Billings Farm & Museum
Vermont's dairy farms and co-ops are among the industries affected when Congress failed to reauthorize the federal Farm Bill in September. The programs and provisions in the bill could result in tens of thousands of dollars in income for dairy farmers.

The massive piece of federal legislation known as the Farm Bill covers everything from commodity price supports to federal food assistance, and when Congress failed to pass an updated version by Sept. 30, it left many agriculture-related programs in limbo. We're looking at the politics and substance of the failure, so far, to pass a Farm Bill.

Our guests are Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, Bob Gray of the Northeast Dairy Farmers Cooperatives and Maddie Kempner of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association.

Broadcast live on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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