Farmers group backs plan to overhaul dairy policy

The plan developed by Rep. Collin Peterson would replace dairy programs with new ones aimed at better protecting farmers by limited milk production when the difference between milk prices and the cost of producing it fell to a certain level.
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The plan developed by Rep. Collin Peterson would replace dairy programs with new ones aimed at better protecting farmers by limited milk production when the difference between milk prices and the cost of producing it fell to a certain level.

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