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Failure to reach fiscal cliff deal could bring milk prices to $8 per gallon

cutter's falls 2012/12/30 11:48:28
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Americans are in danger of having insult added to the injury of a fall from the fiscal cliff — milk prices could rise to as much as $8 a gallon if Congress does not deliver a farm bill fix.


As President Obama and congressional leaders try to cut a deal to avoid the cliff’s sharp tax increases and spending cuts, agriculture committees in the House and Senate are trying to hammer out a short-term extension of the farm bill that expired Sept. 30.


If a new bill is not passed by Tuesday, prices for milk would by law be set by standards that date to 1949, which could fuel a sharp increase from the national average of $3.50 a gallon.


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  • Cat 2013/01/02 05:04:31
    Cat
    So that's why they make Coffe-mate?
  • cutter'... Cat 2013/01/02 15:59:35
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/01/01 02:01:02
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    The farm subsidy bill should be done away with like many other subsidies.
  • cutter'... ☆stillt... 2013/01/01 02:09:52
  • A Founding Father 2012/12/31 03:36:01
    A Founding Father
    I think this is a great day for "Capitalism" and the "free market". If milk is worth $8 a gallon without subsidy by the Govy, then let the price be $8 and stop the damned whining. You can't have it all ways in your alternated realities, either the Govy spends your tax revenues to subsidize the dairy industry or they are "free" to set the price wherever the market will bear.
  • cutter'... A Found... 2012/12/31 09:14:03
  • Ashley 2012/12/31 03:07:20
    Ashley
    +1
    Will have to get milk from her breasts then...
  • Accuser 2012/12/30 20:22:55
  • Max 2012/12/30 18:39:33
    Max
    +2
    8 dollars per gallon? For that price they better have some extra large containers.

    8 dollars gallon price extra large containers
  • cutter'... Max 2012/12/30 18:49:34
  • Charu ∞... Max 2012/12/31 01:13:44
  • Just me ♥ 2012/12/30 18:10:28
    Just me ♥
    +3
    I live in the heartland and I'm already paying $4.48 per gallon of milk. I have 2 grandchildren under the age of 2 and another due in early March...I hope little momma is packing b/c I can't see them being able to afford milk and formula for their children. That's who is going to suffer...the little children...how sad!
  • cutter'... Just me ♥ 2012/12/30 18:26:25
  • mustangluver 2012/12/30 16:42:17
    mustangluver
    +4
    Yep, everything is already outrageous! Only food stamp ppl will be eating. And have you noticed they blatantly made things smaller and still charge the same or higher? Now you get HALF a bottle of bleach and call it concentrated..Half a box of cereal or Potato chips? How dare them!
  • D S mustang... 2012/12/30 17:33:21
    D S
    +4
    When was the last time you saw a 1/2 gal. of icecream? 12 gal icecream
    But, I thought a 1/2 gal. was 2 qt's.?!
  • cutter'... D S 2012/12/30 18:27:48
  • mustang... D S 2012/12/31 17:40:37
  • cutter'... mustang... 2012/12/30 18:27:10
  • Fannie 2012/12/30 16:21:12
    Fannie
    +1
    Cut out the sexism with the "got milk" crap.
  • cutter'... Fannie 2012/12/30 18:28:20
  • Fannie cutter'... 2012/12/30 19:06:23
    Fannie
    That's not humor, it's pure sexism...........and that's what you like.
  • Charu ∞... cutter'... 2012/12/31 01:12:16
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    funny how they come back
    when you are in the right, eh?
  • jimmy "In God We Trust" 2012/12/30 15:46:12
    jimmy  "In God We Trust"
    +3
    And toilet paper to 20 dollars a roll everything is going up and wages down.
  • santa6642 2012/12/30 15:42:04
    santa6642
    +5
    Good , i get mine straight from the cow , no middle man.
  • SJG 2012/12/30 15:36:36
    SJG
    I would gladly pay $8.00 if I could remove the milk from her!

    Oh, by the way, this is just pure hysteria by conservatives.
  • cutter'... SJG 2012/12/30 18:29:29
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/12/30 15:08:54
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +5
    Thanks Cutter
    for bringing this to light.
    Was at the store yesterday
    and people were talking bout it.
    The manager came up and told us
    that they will refuse to sell at that price
    and may have to close their doors.

    Me....
    i'm thinking who drinks the most milk..
    eats the most cheese & ice cream?
    Children.
    Another assault on them.

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  • cutter'... Charu ∞... 2012/12/30 18:30:54
  • Charu ∞... cutter'... 2012/12/31 01:15:12
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    agreed
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/12/30 15:01:19
    Ron in Oregon
    +3
    That is just a drop in the bucket...LOL.
  • bill.fleming.77 2012/12/30 14:28:19
    bill.fleming.77
    +3
    Another perfect example of a broken country driven by a broken congress
  • bb4ever 2012/12/30 14:25:20
    bb4ever
    +3
    Hell no!I didn't vote for him the first timeCan't wait to get my lovely RFID that were all supposed to get thanks to obamacare, if he wants it bad enough, we'll be getting them per executive order, you watch!
  • Jeff Smith 2012/12/30 13:58:05
    Jeff Smith
    +3
    And Congress cares because?
  • realist 2012/12/30 13:40:26
    realist
    +1
    haha good to see the Government beast makes sure all its standards are up to date

    *thumbs up*

    It would make people truly sick if they knew how many Government agencies and programs still receiving funding were outdated or entirely pointless.
  • cutter'... realist 2012/12/30 18:33:34
  • realist cutter'... 2012/12/30 23:14:18
    realist
    +2
    lol of course.

    Work?

    lol work
  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/12/30 13:10:50
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    +3
    Hey, why not?! Let's get this party started already...
  • I NEED A HORSE 2012/12/30 12:52:11
  • cutter'... I NEED ... 2012/12/30 13:03:04
  • Rusty Bubbles 2012/12/30 12:25:28
    Rusty Bubbles
    +5
    The FDA is going after diary farmers who sell their milk straight form the cow, attempting to shut them down

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