News Summary: Farm bill could hinge on dairy vote

News Summary: Farm bill could hinge on dairy vote, critics say program would boost milk prices

Associated Press
House votes against dairy overhaul
.

View photo

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2009 file photo shows a shopper looking over the milk aisle at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt. 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. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

MILK MONEY: Approval of the 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.

DIVISIONS: An overhaul of dairy policy and a new insurance program for dairy farmers included in the farm bill have divided farm-state lawmakers.

THE ISSUE: The proposed dairy program would do away with current price supports and allow farmers to purchase a new kind of insurance that pays out when the gap between the price they receive for milk and their feed costs narrows.

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You