Leahy: Farm bill includes dairy aidMay 25,2013MONTPELIER — Vermont’s senior U.S. senator says he hopes a farm bill now working its way through Congress will save taxpayer money while continuing assistance for dairy farmers and conservation programs.
Leahy says the farm bill — which the Senate will resume working on after the Memorial Day recess — replaces the existing dairy program with a retooled system focused on avoiding an oversupply of milk.
He said it’s hoped that the new approach will smooth out what have been big fluctuations in wholesale milk prices.
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