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Schumer warns of consequences if farm bill not passed this month


Members of Congress aren't just fighting about the country's debt.  They're still battling over a farm bill.  The Senate has passed new farm legislation, but the House has not.

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York released a statement saying if a deal isn't reached in the next two weeks, the U.S. would revert back to a 63-year-old dairy policy.

The government program compensates dairy producers when milk prices fluctuate and cow feed costs jump.  Schumer says if the bill doesn't pass, it could immediately double the price of milk, to about six-dollars a gallon.

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