AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Dec 5, 2013 06:27 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

House Working on Short-Term Extension of Dairy Programs

Sources say the House could take up legislation this month that would provide for a short-term extension of current dairy policy in an effort to avoid the need for USDA to implement permanent legislation which would eventually result in a significant increase in milk prices.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently has noted that he "must follow the law" if there is no new farm bill in place by Jan. 1. But others say ...

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