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U.S. House votes today on spending bill -- aid for dairy farmers, after-school meals

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The U.S. House will vote today on an agriculture spending bill that includes $350 million in new aid for struggling dairy farmers.

Wisconsin Senate Democrat Herb Kohl and House Appropriations Chairman David Obey of Wausau helped convince a conference panel to budget the emergency aid for farmers hurt by low prices.

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Farmers would get $290 million in direct subsidies.

Another $60 million would be spent on cheese and other dairy products for government food programs.

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