You can't get much more disfunctional in Congress than having the House and Senate even disagreeing on the best way to fail.
The House Thursday agreed (by voice vote) to one more short-term extension of federal farm policies and statutes. They had been facing a Jan. 1 deadline for action on the long-debated Farm Bill, otherwise milk prices could have gone through the $7 per gallon mark.
On the other hand, federal officials say they could get through into January without having to institute regulations that would push those milk prices skyward.
So the Senate, where leaders are furious that the House didn't stay longer to try and get a deal before the end of this month, are refusing to approve the extension that passed the House.