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The Vermont Attorney General’s Office said that in 2009 and 2010 the Cabot Creamery Cooperative overstated claims that none of its farmers used the artificial hormone known as rBST. The attorney general’s office said some of the products made by Cabot cannot be certified as free of rBST.

Under the settlement, the company agreed to pay $65,000 to the state, make $75,000 in donations to local food banks and take steps to avoid misrepresentations in the future.

From wire dispatches and staff reports