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Pocan pushes for action on Farm Bill


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan was in Madison on Monday, urging Congress to pass a new farm bill before the fast-approaching new year deadline.

Pocan kicked off his "hashtag-more-work-2-do" week to highlight major priorities Congress should take up before leaving on vacation

Pocan said congressional inaction is threatening to double the price of milk to more than seven dollars a gallon.

"That has a lot of ripple effects throughout the economy. One it affects the prices of butter and cheese and other products, but also at some point though there will be more milk then they can actually sell at that price and you're going to have damage going to farmers," said Pocan.

Negotiators in Washington are struggling over proposed cuts to food stamps and how to restructure farm subsidies.

Last week, House Speaker John Boehner suggested another extention of the current bill.

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