about everybody is feeling the pinch in this recession. But imagine if your
paycheck was cut in half while your expenses stayed the same or even went up. That’s
what’s happened to many dairy farmers. Milk prices have dropped 50 percent in the
last few months.
As of the first of this year, thousands more Vermonters could qualify for the program formerly known as Food Stamps. The program has a new name, too: 3SquaresVT. Also, a new, toll-free hotline helps dairy farmers cope with mounting economic stress. And ski jumping returns to Brattleboro.