Linda Butler Will Eat More Ice Cream to Help Dairy Farmers

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, July 12, 2017

Thank you for Clare Morenon’s enlightening column (“Examining Consumers’ Relationship with Dairy Farms,” June 29).

I can’t say that I now understand how the price our local dairy farmers receive for their milk is determined by “how demand for a range of dairy commodities interacts with international supply, and is set by bidding at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and some federal price support programs,” but what I do understand is that if I want to keep dairy farms in Massachusetts, I’ve got to eat more local ice cream. Happy to oblige.

-Linda Butler, Leeds