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Vermont Senator promotes passage of Dairy Pride Act

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U.S. Senator Peter Welch visited a Vermont dairy farm Friday as he pushes for passage of the Dairy Pride Act.

The legislation introduced this week would reverse a proposed FDA rule allowing plant-based beverages to be labeled “milk”.

Senator Welch, a Democrat, says the rule would be a serious threat to the dairy industry, creates consumer confusion and is “an insult to the work our farmers do.”

The bipartisan bill calls for appropriate labeling of dairy and non-dairy products and additional support for Vermont farmers.

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