Twenty Percent Of Vermont Dairy Farms At Risk

April 26, 2010 09:01 AM

As many as 200 Vermont dairy farms are at risk of going out of business this spring and summer, according to a report published in the Burlington Free PressSaturday .

That would represent 20% of the state's 1,017 licensed dairy operations. Many of the farms have not been able to re-pay last year's seed, chemical and fertilizer bills, and dealers are reluctant to extend credit for this year.

Last Thursday, governors of nine northeastern states sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting aid.


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