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An act relating to interim assistance to the dairy industry and the development of long-term goals for a viable agricultural sector

     The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill as follows:

First:  In Sec. 3, by striking out subsections (f) and (g) in their entirety

Second:  In Sec. 5(a), after the word “management” by adding the following:  for transfer to the agency of agriculture, food and markets

Third:  In Sec. 5(b), by striking out the figure: “$200,000.00” and inserting in lieu thereof the figure: $100,000.00

Fourth:  After Sec. 5(b), by adding a new subsection (c) to read as follows:

(c)  The sum of $100,000.00 is appropriated from the general fund to the agency of agriculture, food and markets for emergency funding for farm capital needs resulting from the February 2007 blizzard.  The funds shall be used according to a plan determined by the secretary of the agency of agriculture, food and markets, and whatever funds are not necessary for the blizzard emergency shall go to the Vermont agricultural credit corporation for the purpose of the interest support program pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

Fifth:  By adding a new section to be numbered Sec. 7 to read as follows:


It is the intent of the general assembly that the payment provided by this act is the final dairy assistance program payment for the 2007–2008 biennium.

and by renumbering the remaining section to be Sec. 8

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont