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UV Students Pay Extra for Milk to Help Farmers

Students at the University of Vermont have agreed to forgo a price reduction on retail milk they would have received due to plummeting milk prices. Instead, they are passing the 10-cent difference on to the 1,025 dairy farms in the state and 1,791 across New England, all of which are struggling because of the drop in prices. The “fair trade” initiative, which starts on November 17, is part of the Keep Local Farms program, designed to provide a way for consumers to contribute money directly to

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