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Published January 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

On the edge of the cliff

Cattle are milked at a dairy farm near Dickinson last year. Dairy producers and consumers were in limbo about legislation impacting their industry until a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill was passed on New Year’s Eve. Without the extension, prices the federal government paid to farmers would have reverted back to 1949 standards and doubled the amount paid to dairy farms, while doubling the cost of a gallon of milk.
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