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MILC program gets new life

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Dairy farmers won a battle when Congress voted to keep paying for the Iraq war.

That's because the war funding bill also extends the Milk Income Loss Contract program by another month.

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The federal safety net was supposed to expire in August.

Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., says it's important to keep the program going through September so its funding can be used as a base for negotiating a further extension into October.

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