|Published:||Dec 12, 2012 11:49 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 13, 2012 12:02 PM EST|
WASHINGTON, DC- Members of Congress aren't just fighting about the country's debt. They're also battling over a farm bill.
The Senate has passed new farm legislation. But the House hasn't.
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York released a statement saying if a deal isn't reached in the next two weeks, the U-S would revert back to a 63-year-old dairy policy.
The government program compensates dairy producers when milk prices fluctuate and cow feed costs jump. Schumer says if the bill doesn't pass, it could immediately double the price of milk, to about six-dollars a gallon.