Interview: emergency farm assistance

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Late last week Governor Jim Douglas signed legislation giving some financial relief to Vermont dairy farmers. It provides some cash for putting crops in the ground and defers some existing loan payments. Efficiency Vermont is also out with a plan to help finance energy efficiency upgrades on dairy farms.

Are those programs going to be effective, or do they contain potential snags as well? The question goes to Robert Wellington, chief economist for Agri-Mark, the agricultural products company with substantial interests in Vermont. Mr. Wellington, welcome to Morning Edition.

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