MADISON (WKOW) -- On Tuesday morning, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed dairy farmers and industry stakeholders at the World Dairy Expo in Madison.
He focused his speech on the farm bill that has yet to be passed by Congress. Vilsack says if lawmakers don't act fast, it will negatively affect farmers and consumers.
"If over the course of the next several
months, Congress doesn't get it's act together and doesn't get a farm bill done,
then you all knows what happens," Vilsack said. "We go to 1949 Farm Policy and milk prices go
up quite high."
Secretary Vilsack says he's going to continue to encourage the House of Representatives to pass the farm bill. It already passed through the Senate in July.
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