Agreement to Maintain Milk Prices

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by WDJT Editor

MILWAUKEE-- A sigh of relief for dairy lovers as a tentative agreement is reached in Washington to keep milk prices from doubling.

U.S. legislators pushed the end of the year deadline as they considered the farm bill. Not agreeing in 2012 would mean reverting back to a 1949 formula to calculate milk prices, putting a gallon between $6-$8.

"When you are looking at $8 a gallon of milk. Nobody is going to want to buy that," says Brian Bergman of Milwaukee.

The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have found an agreement to avoid that. It's a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow indicated that the House could vote on the bill on Sunday.

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