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Published February 22, 2011, 09:11 AM

Leaders urge consensus before dairy program is rewritten

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and key House Democrats said Feb. 17 that Congress should consider rewriting the dairy program this year, but House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said he will bring up a bill only if the dairy farmers and processors agree on how the program should be changed.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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