Midday Newscast: November 12, 2008

State officials want to know whether waste from an old asbestos mind in Lamoille County was used on local roads or construction projects; a group of Franklin County doctors wants to fight prescription drug abuse by requiring patients to sign a contract when they seek pain drugs;

Farmers expect high hay prices

Vermont fields have been busy for the past week or so with farmers cutting, raking and baling hay. But high fuel prices and some bad timing on weather has made it more expensive to make all of that hay. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, that could drive up the cost of raising livestock.