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Welch vows to bring up Farm Bill

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Congressman Peter Welch vows to bring up the Farm Bill in this lame duck session.

A bipartisan version was passed in the House Agriculture Committee, but it was never brought to the floor for a vote.

The old bill expired, leaving Vermont dairy farmers without the Milk Income Loss Contract. It compensated dairy producers when domestic milk prices fell below a certain level.

"So they continue to be under enormous amount of pressure and the dairy farmers no longer have the MILC program as a safety net," said Welch, D-Vermont. "The Farm Bill contains the new dairy stabilization program that was championed by Vermont dairy farmers that passed on a bipartisan basis in the House Agriculture Committee."

The Democrat says it's one thing for Congress to vote yes or vote no, but it's quite another for them to not vote at all.

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