MILC program gets new life
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.
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.