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Published October 30, 2013, 07:59 PM

Fight continues over renewing the nation's farm bill

The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill continued Tuesday. One of the sticking points is cuts to the 80 billion-a-year food stamp program.One thing everyone can agree on is the unintended consequences if there is no agreement, one of those would be a spike in milk prices.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill continued Tuesday. One of the sticking points is cuts to the 80 billion-a-year food stamp program.One thing everyone can agree on is the unintended consequences if there is no agreement, one of those would be a spike in milk prices.

Members of the House and Senate began long-awaited negotiations on the five-year, roughly 5 hundred billion dollar bill this week. If lawmakers don't finish it, dairy supports could expire at the end of the year and send the price of milk skyward. The House and Senate are far apart on the sensitive issue of how much money to cut from food stamps, and lawmakers are hoping to resolve that debate before election-year politics set in. Congressman Collin Peterson says he see Tuesday's meeting as a more of a formality.

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