Today's Dairy Fields

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Today's Dairy Fields

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Fields

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Today, dairy brings in more than 80 percent of Vermont's agricultural income. Still, there are fewer than 1,000 dairy farms in the state, and farmers struggle to make a profit with dairy prices standardized nationally. In 2009, dairy prices dipped to levels not seen since the early 1980s, sending many out of business. Farmers also struggle to find labor — Approximately 60 percent of Vermont dairy farm workers are migrants from Mexico or other parts of Latin America.

Creator

Hay photo: Will Ameden
Farmworker photo: Migrant Justice
Farm photo: Andrea Suozzo

Coverage

2010-2014

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8.5x4.8MigrantDairy.jpg
8.5x5HayBales.jpg
8x4BarnSilo.JPG
Dairy today.jpg

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Hay photo: Will Ameden Farmworker photo: Migrant Justice Farm photo: Andrea Suozzo, “Today's Dairy Fields,” Omeka@CTL, accessed June 4, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/1902.

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