U.S. House votes today on spending bill -- aid for dairy farmers, after-school meals
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.
Farmers would get $290 million in direct subsidies.
Another $60 million would be spent on cheese and other dairy products for government food programs.