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When the U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to approve a Senate bill to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a little known provision in the bill provided relief to dairy farmers across the country. A somewhat controversial measure put forward by Senate Republican Mitch McConnell will extend some portions of the yet unpassed Farm Bill through September. A spokesperson for McConnell said,

"Sen. McConnell put forward a bipartisan, responsible solution that averted the dairy cliff and provided certainty to farmers for the next year without costing taxpayers a dime."

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