New farm bill does not include MILC
Federal lawmakers from dairy states are upset after the first version of the five-year farm bill did not include the current safety net for dairy farmers.
The opening draft was released Wednesday. And it has nothing for the Milk Income Loss Contract program which subsidizes farmers when their market prices fall below certain levels.
Wisconsin's family farms have taken the most advantage of the program but lawmakers from New York State say it's important to them, too.