If you look at the recent DOJ hearings in Madison Wisconsin, you might note there is not one Republican politician in the lineup. See: http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/workshops/ag2010/wisconsin-agenda.htm
We are 18 months into a dairy farm milk price depression and there is really nothing out of DC.
Nobody really talks about the situation but, a two party system can be like a couple bickering. Not much discussion and nothing really changes.
NMPF has a program which it is promoting. FAPRI's analysis says there is little change. See: http://www.fapri.missouri.edu/outreach/publications/2010/FAPRI_MU_Report_05_10.pdf
Those on the gravy train try to keep their seats. In the 2006 election cycle the dairy PACs gave 34% to Dems / 66% to Repubs. In 2010 it is 56% to Dems / 44% to Repubs.
As you can see it is not the principle,it is the money.