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Wisconsin dairy farmers concerned with farm bill delay


MADISON (WKOW) -- Many Wisconsin farmers are worried about the unknown after Congress failed to pass a farm bill this week.

Dairy farmers say we could see a sharp spike in milk prices in the coming months if Congress doesn't act soon.

27 News visited some local cheese makers at the Dane County Farmers Market this morning.

One said the jump in prices may be profitable in the short term, but could hurt demand for all dairy products in the short term.

"If I have to double the price of my cheese to correspond to that, that's going to hurt cheese sales immensely I believe in the long term, which is going to hurt me, and it's going to hurt the farmers," said Karl Geissbuhler, co-owner of Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin.

Congress may return to the bill sometime later this year. 

House Representatives are also now considering the removal of food stamps from the rest of the farm bill.

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