Our advantage in Vermont and the Northeast is being near large markets, but it is an advantage that will continue to erode without an aggressive strategy.
ROGER ALLBEE: DAIRY INDUSTRY HISTORY SHOWS MARKET ADAPTATIONSAPR. 4, 2017, 7:00 PM BY COMMENTARY
Editor’s note: This commentary is by Roger Allbee, a former secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. He has been executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency for Vermont, has served on the U.S. House Committee of Agriculture, has been chair of the Animal and Animal Products Advisory Committee to the U.S. Trade Ambassador and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, has participated in the Seattle Around of Multinational Trade Negotiations; and he has been on the senior management staff of the former Farm Credit Banks and Bank for Cooperatives for the Northeast. He does a blog on Vermont’s agricultural history at www.whatceresmightsay.blogspot.com………….