Dairy, payment issues may converge

Laws, Forrest
September 2005
Southeast Farm Press;9/7/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 21, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture and other authorizing committees face a September 16, 2005 deadline for submitting their proposals for meeting Congress' fiscal 2006 spending reduction targets. Goal of cutting $3 billion over the next five years; Decision of the agriculture appropriations bill to remove $1.4 billion from the agriculture budget; Dairy farmers' request for a two-year extension for the MILC program which provides commodity payments to dairy producers; Farm Bill Forums held by Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to get input from farmers about the next farm bill.


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