The House Agriculture committee has adopted a plan that allows farmers to purchase a special insurance
policy that would reimburse them whenever milk prices dropped below the cost of
production. The bill also cuts the Food Stamp program by $16
billion over the next 10 years.
The state is having trouble processing all of the applications it’s receiving for benefits like food stamps, health care and housing assistance within the state and federally mandated 30-day window. Plus, the number of people incarcerated in Vermont is on the decline.