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Posted: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 6:00PM

Stabenow: Still No Movement From House On Farm Bill

Current farm programs will expire at the end of this month, and Congress has yet to hammer out a deal on a new Farm Bill. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan chairs the Senate Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition Committee and tells WSJM News they're waiting on the House to announce conference committee members.


Last year, the House failed to pass a Farm Bill due to infighting among majority Republicans. This year, they rejected a comprehensive approach and instead passed two separate bills to go along with one from the Senate.


Farm programs will revert back to the 1949 Farm Bill if no action is taken. That will mean huge spikes in milk prices by early 2014 without the current support systems, and predictions are that a gallon will cost over $6.


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