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Vermont Produces More Milk But Farmers Paid Less

Dairy cow
WAMC/Pat Bradley

The National Agricultural Statistics Service monthly report on milk production shows that while production is up in Vermont, prices to farmers are down.
The New England Field Office reports that Vermont produced 229 million pounds of milk in June 2016, up 1.3 percent from June of last year.

Production per cow averaged 40 pounds more than last year.

Vermont farmers received an average $16 per hundredweight for the milk in May, down 40 cents from April and $2 from May a year ago.

There are 131,000 dairy cows on farms in Vermont.