PERKINSVILLE – Gerald Malloy, United States Senate Republican Nominee, has declared his full support to reach out and help Vermont’s dairy farm industry when he is elected.
Mr. Malloy explains: “I understand that dairy is a substantial part of Vermont’s total agricultural production. In 2019, Vermont had 645 dairy farms milking cattle, sheep, and/or goats representing some 2.7 billion pounds of milk in 2019 — 15th in the nation for raw milk production. In 2019, two-thirds of all the milk distributed in New England was sourced from Vermont’s dairies.”
Senate candidate Malloy goes on to describe: “Unfortunately, each year because of economic, marketplace, and government pressures, Vermont has been losing dairy farms. In 2018 and 2019 Vermont lost about 140 dairy farms. Much of Vermont’s dairy farming is done by family farms with small herds of dairy cows, and there are more than 140 enterprises in Vermont which process milk into dairy products.”
“U.S. Representative Peter Welch has been unresponsive and out-of-touch when it comes to economic development for these constituents,” Malloy says. “There is legislation now in Congress supported by about 100 House members to allow 2% milk and whole milk to be consumed in our nation’s schools. Increasing the use of dairy in schools would help VT dairy farmers and help kids get real nutrition. The current oppressive policies only allowed skim milk to be consumed by students and faculty. There should be freedom of choice and consumer rights rather than this ridiculous prohibition by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”
Malloy continues,“The Vermont dairy farmers I have talked with express their frustration at the difficulty they have surviving in our state. Here is a small way Mr. Welch could help give an economic boost for Vermont’s farmers – and he is not doing it. His priorities are different from helping Vermont farmers.”
About Gerald Malloy:
Gerald Malloy is Vermont’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Malloy graduated from West Point in 1984 with a commission as an active duty Field Artillery Officer and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Political Science. He also earned his MBA from Temple University, graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, and earned a Graduate Certificate from Georgetown University. Serving the United States for 22 years on active duty in leadership positions, Malloy was stationed in countries including Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, and Canada. Following his military career he worked 5 years in Emergency Management and response, including over 20 Presidential Disaster Declarations, with US Government organizations including the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, as well as many State, Local, and Law Enforcement organizations. Since 2011, he has been involved in business management and executive positions, supporting US Government organizations primarily in the Washington, DC area. Gerald Malloy lives in Perkinsville. He and his wife Stacey have 4 children, including 3 teenagers currently in Vermont schools. Please see www.deploymalloy.com for updates on his campaign for U.S. Senator for Vermont.