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December 30th, 2012 04:30 PM
Lawmakers Agree To Farm Bill Compromise
Compromise? It looks to me they took the easy way out and just extended the current regs by a year...
* Proposal will add 1 yr to expiring bill; no timing on vote
* Follows rising alarm about potential milk price doubling
* Another year of costly direct subsidies to growers (****ing 87.....)
By Jim Wolf
WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Farm-state lawmakers have agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring U.S. farm bill that, if enacted, would head off a possible doubling of retail milk prices to $7.OO or more a gallon in 2013.
The compromise measure resulted from bipartisan discussions in the House of Representatives' Agriculture Committee and talks with colleagues in the U.S. Senate, Frank Lucas of Oklahoma, the House panel's chairman, said in a statement Sunday.
"It is not perfect - no compromise ever is - but it is my sincere hope that it will pass the House and Senate and be signed by the President by January 1," Lucas, a Republican, said.
December 30th, 2012 04:36 PM
damn....they just keep throwing money at me....
what am i gonna do with another $25k?
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December 30th, 2012 04:59 PM
Wasn't one of these milk bills just a thinly veiled food stamp bill?
December 30th, 2012 05:35 PM
Wait a minute; MY taxes are going to support 87??? Oh hell to the no!
December 30th, 2012 05:52 PM
December 31st, 2012 12:18 PM
December 31st, 2012 04:05 PM
The milk thing was a law passed in the Truman years. Why has it not simply been eliminated by now???