What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : S 1731. Farm Bill/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Which Would Decouple the Federal Dairy Program from Actual Economic Needs of U.S. Farmers. (2002 senate Roll Call 29)
 Who: All Members : New York : Schumer, Chuck
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S 1731. Farm Bill/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Which Would Decouple the Federal Dairy Program from Actual Economic Needs of U.S. Farmers.
senate Roll Call 29     Feb 13, 2002
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The Democratic Senate's version of the farm bill--the bill reauthorizing the huge collection of agricultural programs and spending obligations--included a change to the traditional price supports for dairy farmers. In the Northeast, payments to farmers would occur when dairy prices fell below a fixed level; in the rest of the country, they would occur only when the price fell below the five-year average for that fiscal quarter. Domenici (RNM) proposed replacing this program with flat, fixed payments to dairy farmers everywhere. Republicans argued this was a simpler, fairer system. Democrats and Progressives countered that it paid farmers too much in good times and too little in bad times. This vote was a motion to kill Domenici's amendment, so a "yes" was also a vote to support the Democratic version. The motion passed, 56-42.

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