Vermont dairy farmers are getting record high prices for their milk. According the USDA, farmers are receiving a minimum of $23.57 per hundredweight. By comparison, in 2009 prices dipped under $12, which is far below the cost of production.
Diane Bothfeld is deputy secretary for dairy policy at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. She says the current price is the highest ever, based on records dating back to 1977.
On Town Meeting Day, school budgets were defeated in 35 communities around Vermont. So, should Vermont re-design the way that it funds education? Governor Peter Shumlin says declining student enrollment is at the heart of the problem.
House Education Committee Chair Joey Donovan and Senate Education Committee Chair Dick McCormack discuss a plan to consolidate school districts and talk about the Legislature’s reaction to the budget defeats.
If you’re really tired of snow by now, you might want to consider a walk in the woods. With a little bit of knowledge and a lot of attention, the snow-covered forest can open a window into the lives of wild animals that are all around us, but seldom seen.
Lynn Levine is a forester from Dummerston and the author of Animal Tracks and Scat, a hands-on tracking book. She often leads tracking workshops for schools, nature centers and other groups.
VPR’s Susan Keese tagged along on one such outing recently.
Usually, when we study history, we look back at the leaders, the icons and the heroes to understand the times gone by. But another way to study history is to look at the ne’er-do-wells, the criminals, and the…well jerks.
With more than 100 reported accidents in the past 24 hours, this week's storm is proving to be one of the winter's most difficult for Vermont drivers. Vermont State Police Lt. Garry Scott, head of traffic operations, has some tips for winter driving.