AG POLICY NEWS
Dairy Compromise Possible
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:04 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- After watching farm-bill talks get derailed this week over dairy policy, conferees are considering a compromise for milk producers.

The proposal would give dairy farmers a choice between a continuation of the current Milk Income Loss Contract payments or the new margin insurance program. The plan would drop the controversial provision that the dairy farmers call market stabilization and processors call supply management, DTN has learned.

The compromise proposal originated with Cameron Thraen, a professor at Ohio State University, and John Newton, an OSU doctoral degree candidate, said a source following the negotiations. The source noted that ...

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