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Dairy members seek MILC extension

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said Friday he and 59 other members of the House and Senate are pushing for assistance for dairy farmers since Congress has not passed a new farm bill with a proposed new dairy program.

“Until a new farm bill has been enacted and USDA has a dairy program in place, we urge you to find the necessary offsets to maintain the MILC program at its previous coverage levels for the duration of any extension of current policy,” members from dairy producing states wrote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.