Right now, a farm with 200 cows or more has to prepare detailed and costly manure...
Aubertine, who is from Cape Vincent, says dairy farms have seen a reduction in price supports for their milk. And he says all farms stand to lose from cuts to food stamps and nutrition programs: “Clearly, nutrition and the nutritional programs for health, but [those programs] also play a major role in the consumption of local produced and processed foods, so it’s a double whammy on that front, too.”
The Senate passed its version of the farm bill in June; and the House Agriculture Committee approved its version. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters the full House would deal with the farm bill after the elections.