Milk prices won't skyrocket but food stamps face big cuts - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Milk prices won't skyrocket but food stamps face big cuts

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WASHINGTON (CNN/FOX19) -

Go ahead and douse your cereal with milk. The price won't be skyrocketing, after all. That's because Congress agreed on a new farm bill after two years of wrangling.

It'll prevent the price of milk from doubling. A gallon of milk currently runs about $3.50 a gallon.

Advocates for the poor aren't happy with the farm bill, though. They point out it will cut as much as $90 per month from 1.7 million people's food stamps. That's on top of the $11 cut they went through a few months ago.

Food stamps are part of the farm bill and currently feed 47 million people.

But conservatives in Congress are worried about the cost. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) calls the deal a "step in the right direction."

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