Senator Patrick Leahy is optimistic that a new Farm Bill, one that makes big changes in national dairy policies, will win broad bi-partisan support in the Senate. However, the outlook in the House is less certain.
For months, there’s been no Farm Bill in place because of major differences between the U.S. Senate and U.S. House. Now, there’s a new effort in Congress to pass this legislation.
By a vote of 15 to 5, the Senate Agriculture committee has given its approval to a bill that restructures current dairy policies.