Wisconsin's U.S. senators help approve new ag budget
Wisconsin's two U.S. senators helped approve a new agriculture budget that includes $350 million in emergency aid for struggling dairy farmers.
The Senate sent the $121 billion ag budget to President Obama Thursday on a 76-22 vote.
Wisconsin Democrats Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold both voted yes.
Kohl helped negotiate the dairy aid, in which $290 million will go directly to farmers and $60 million will buy their dairy products to feed the hungry.