milk http://wamc.org en "Pure And Modern Milk" By Kendra Smith-Howard http://wamc.org/post/pure-and-modern-milk-kendra-smith-howard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Kendra Smith-Howard’s new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Pure and Modern Milk</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, she tells the history of a nearly universal consumer product, and sheds light on America's food industry. Today, she notes, milk reaches supermarkets in an entirely different state than it had at its creation.</span></p><p>She examines the cultural, political, and social context, discussing the attempts to reform the production and distribution of this once-perilous product in the Progressive Era, the history of butter between the world wars, dairy waste at mid-century, and the postwar landscape of mass production.</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86085 at http://wamc.org "Pure And Modern Milk" By Kendra Smith-Howard New Dairy Bill Capitalizes on Income Potential From Greek Yogurt http://wamc.org/post/new-dairy-bill-capitalizes-income-potential-greek-yogurt <p></p><p></p><p>New York Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation to strengthen the state’s dairy industry by capitalizing on the demand for yogurt products. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59438 at http://wamc.org New Dairy Bill Capitalizes on Income Potential From Greek Yogurt Farm Bill Has Market Stabilization Plan for Milk http://wamc.org/post/farm-bill-has-market-stabilization-plan-milk <p>Vermont&#39;s congressional delegation says the farm&nbsp;bill passed by the U.S. Senate that includes a program aimed at stabilizing milk prices is a good step forward.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>A provision of the voluntary program is designed to stop the dramatic swings in prices, by discouraging the oversupply of milk and allowing farmers to buy insurance that pays out when prices plummet.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:49:22 +0000 Pat Bradley 42352 at http://wamc.org Farm Bill Has Market Stabilization Plan for Milk