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U. S. Lawmakers Agree Dairy Aid

House and Senate negotiators agreed on $350 million in U. S. aid to dairy farmers who face the lowest farm gate milk price in decades, a key senator announced on Sept. 30.

Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl said $60 million would be used to purchase dairy products for use in U. S. public nutrition programs and $290 million would be spent in direct aid to dairy farmers. The Agriculture Department will set the guidelines for the payments.

The money would be part of the annual funding bill for USDA for the fiscal year that opened Oct. 1.

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