BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — New legislation aims to stabilize milk prices paid to farmers by controlling how much milk is produced.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the bill, which is co-sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy.
It would set the quantity of milk to be produced quarterly. Farmers who produce too much would be penalized, and that money would go to the abiding farmers.
Sanders, Leahy, Vermont Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee and dairy farmers will discuss the legislation Monday at the Ethan Allen Farm in South Burlington.
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