BST foes win more time to lobby

WASHINGTON - Congressional opponents of bovine somatotropin, who used parliamentary wrangling over the budget reconciliation to legislate a 90-day moratorium on BST sales, hope to continue their lobbying during the hiatus.

The legislation would impose a 90-day ban on BST sales if and when the FDA approves the hormone used to increase milk production. Supporters of the moratorium, who charge a glut of milk will undermine the economics of small dairy farms, initially sought a one-year ban.