Shutdown likely to delay payments to Wis. farmers - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Shutdown likely to delay payments to Wis. farmers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The biggest impact Wisconsin farmers could experience from the government shutdown could be delays in federal payments that typically arrive in October.

That's according to Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel, who spoke Wednesday at the World Dairy Expo in Madison.

Brancel says the delays could include any checks dairy farmers might be owed by the federal milk income loss program, which pays farmers when milk prices fall below a certain point.

Those checks could be the last ones farmers receive from the program, which ended Sept. 30 with the expiration of a farm bill extension. Congress is still working on a new farm bill.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at