Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Americans faced the prospect of paying $7 for a gallon if the current dairy program lapsed and the government returned to a 1948 formula for calculating milk price supports.
The administration has declared drought disasters in one third of the counties in the country, making them eligible for assistance such as low interest loans.
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