Milk prices maintained as part of ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

Jim Mitchell selects a gallon of milk at a Milwaukee grocery store in early December.

White House and congressional bargainers agreed Monday to prevent milk-price increases as part of their compromise to avert the “fiscal cliff.” Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said negotiators agreed to extend portions of the expired farm bill through September.

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