Crisis in dairy pricing

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The dairy industry is notorious for prices that rise and fall. But even in a business known for uncertainty, this season is a particularly bad one in terms of the prices farmers are getting for milk. Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee joins us to discuss why ‘crisis’ is a word that’s being used to describe the situation in our region’s milk industry, and the prospects for Vermont’s dairy farms in a year when the price of milk has plummeted. Listen

Also in the program, business reporter Bruce Edwards examines volatile fuel prices and how consumers are weighing their options to pre-buy heating fuel for next winter. Listen

And as summer theaters open their doors to audiences, VPR’s Tim Johnson curses cell phones and video games for ruining his experience at the theater. Listen

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