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South Dakota Dairy President Wants Farm Bill Completed

South Dakota Dairy President Wants Farm Bill Completed

House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson reportedly has a new strategy for getting a farm bill through Congress this year. Apparently the Minnesota Representative is suggesting they begin the process of implementing the 1949 era dairy policies that would take effect October 1 if Congress lets the current farm bill expire. South Dakota Dairy Producers President Marv Post doesn’t think that’s a very good idea.

Post says Congress has more than just the month of September to really complete a farm bill and that should be their focus.

Apparently Peterson’s hope is that industry groups will put pressure on the House Speaker and other Gop leaders to enact a farm bill that will prevent milk prices from skyrocketing as it would under the 1949 law.

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