AG POLICY NEWS
Farm Bill Hinges on Dairy
Mon Jun 17, 2013 02:02 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Approval of a massive farm bill -- and the cost of a gallon of milk -- could hinge on a proposed new dairy program the House is expected to vote on this week.

An overhaul of dairy policy and a new insurance program for dairy farmers included in the farm bill have passionately divided farm-state lawmakers. Most importantly, it has caused a rift between House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota.

The farm bill, which the House is scheduled to consider this week, sets policy ...

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