• Dairy Donations: Finding a Home for Excess Milk
  • Dairy Donations: Finding a Home for Excess Milk

    The Vermont Milk Commission recently recommended a path towards supply management in the dairy industry. Supply management is a complicated task that stems from a simple goal: stop creating too much milk. But while we have too much milk in the system overall, we have not enough milk going to some households that want it. Foodbanks on average distribute one gallon of milk per person every year - even though demand is high. How does our "extra" milk get to consumers who want it but can't afford it?  

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David Budbill

David Budbill

Poet and playwright David Budbill lives in Wolcott. His latest play, A Song for My Father, will receive its third production at The Western Stage in Salinas, CA, this year. Exterminating Angel Press published David’s latest book of poems, Park Songs: a Poem/Play, in September 2012.

Seventy-Two Is Not Thirty-Five

David Budbill | April 05, 2013 | Last Morsel

Maple

I spent seven hours yesterday at my daughter’s house
helping her expand their garden by at least ten times.
We dug up sod by the shovelful, shook off the dirt as
best we could; sod into the wheelbarrow and off to the
pile at the edge of the yard. Then all that over and over
again. Five hours total work-time, with time out for lunch
and supper. By the time I got home I knew all too well
that seventy-two is not thirty-five; I could barely move.

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