Agriculture panel leaders reach deal that could extend farm bill, avert milk price spikes

  • Article by: MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 31, 2012 - 2:38 AM
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endothermDec. 30, 12 4:14 PM

Just get it DONE! The incompetence of this Republican Congress is staggering. This agriculture bill should have been taken care of months ago, but poor leadership by Boenher and extremism by the Tea Party types has put us on the verge $7 milk.

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garibaldDec. 30, 12 4:30 PM

It doesn't make sense that food stamps are even part of an agricultural bill. Food stamps are a support for struggling folks, I believe a very necessary one. Agricultural policy is something else. I'm sure someone's ox would be gored if this was changed, but I don't see the sense in tying the two together.

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maypowDec. 30, 12 5:06 PM

It is nice to know that Congres can extend this ag/bill but let unemployment benefits expire...I guess it just says...u can buy milk for the same price...but...u won't have the money....

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fwallenDec. 30, 12 5:07 PM

The $8 milk price scare was bogus. It started with one article with an"expert" fearing $6-$8 dollar milk. This was used in countless stories in print and electronic media, as news despite many economists disagreeing. Whatever happened to journalism?

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luzhishenDec. 30, 12 5:26 PM

Deal? Not until it actually gets through the House. Let's see if Boehner can do it.

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dinojimDec. 30, 12 5:31 PM

Why in 2012 almost 2013 do we have a federal government milk program??? Looks like an area for some spending savings....

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elmore1Dec. 30, 12 5:46 PM

What isn't subsidized? Whatever happened to the free market?

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Jakein08Dec. 30, 12 7:40 PM

The GOP does not really believe in "free market." The only time is when they are busy pounding unions, otherwise it is all for the farm subsidies, big oil subsidies, big pharma subsidies, corporate welfare, the list goes on and on.........

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arspartzDec. 30, 12 8:41 PM

Why is the government even involved in this?

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wildfoxDec. 30, 12 9:09 PM

I already pay $3.50 for 1/2 gallon of organic milk. Which is worth it when you taste it.

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