Skip to comments.Milk prices may double in new year
Posted on 12/22/2012 1:15:43 PM PST by george76
The New Year could push milk prices to $7 a gallon.
With Congress spending all its time trying to avert the fiscal cliff, a slew of other legislative matters are going unattended. One of them is the agriculture bill which, if not addressed, could lead to a doubling of the price of milk early next year.
Sky-high milk prices wouldn't necessarily be good for dairy farmers either, according to Chris Galen, a spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation, which represents over 30,000 dairy farmers.
While it might provide a short term boost to profits, there's a fear that consumers would either cut back on dairy or opt for imported diary products. It could also force food makers to search for alternatives to dairy, like soy.
To prevent the price spike, Congress either needs to extend the current bill, pass a new bill, or enact some provision to keep the 1949 law from taking effect.
Given the current state of the fiscal cliff talks and Congress' inability to get things done in general, dairy lovers might want to stock up now.
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But, but what about the children?!?
That’s OK, milk isn’t good for you anyway.
Milk prices will not double.
Instead, the of government paying half the price for everyone’s milk, the actual milk consumer will pay for the milk.
And that is the way it should be.
Farm subsidies must stop!
Ah heck we will just give them calcium pills and lots of water as we turn them into good Gaia loving vegans. I’m sure PETA will be right on this advocating that milk is bad for you.
You’d think. But then again, everybody is FOR their favorite gov’t welfare program and against everybody else’s.
Yep, not only do we have a problem with government, we have a problem with the quality of Americans, especially the hyphenated "Americans".
Teat pumps deemed ‘medical devices’ and subject to tax.
Milk —> 2X, My consumption —> 0
Children aren't a good substitute for milk in most cooking and baking.
Good thing I stopped drinking milk 25 years ago after having kidney stones!
Oh yeah, but what about the milk producing chickens?
Milk is my favorite thing in the world but out of nowhere became something that nearly kills me every time I drink it...
with no warning, either. It’s not like you get a letter warning you.
I gave up on whole milk, when I discovered the great taste of Half & Half.
Why? four reasons
1. Very crappy hay growing season last year.
2. Lots of cattle selloffs because of that.
3. Corn/feed prices hikes.
4. Ethanol taking away huge percentage of feed corn crops.
It won’t for Obama.
I make a point of commenting about increased food prices to anyone that I think voted for Obama. I don’t say anything about politics, just prices are going up, but our pay isn’t or our pay is decreasing.
Stupid craps. Maybe, they will start wondering about it instead of just floating on along the sewage line.
The dollar losing value due to incredible irresponsible spending and borrowing and printing by the Federal beast.
“Guess it is time to buy a milk cow for the farm.”
Do not let the Government find out you aren’t processing that milk in accordance to all Government regulations.
What you don’t use yourself you cannot sell.
Milk should be drunk by calves, not human children.
my aunt had 6 kids ( and usually “guests” for dinner) and did wonders with powdered milk.
Good heavens is that Ahnold in drag? Those Achilles tendons look like they’re gonna pop.
Balderdash....... rabble rousing clap trap.
They don’t control the Congress and hate it
You tell'em hoss!
Wow, can I quote you on that? Tagline material if I ever saw.
LOL, I bet once your opinion is spread far and wide nobody will ever drink milk again.
Or maybe not.
Is that Obama in heels?
This is the stupid dairy compact which was Jim Jeffords reward for screwing the GOP in 2001. Bush should have vetoed it then! Tell the dairy farmers to produce more milk and the price will drop. No more subsidy!
I'm sorry but, unless the Republicans cave to each and every demand of the most merciful Obama (peace be unto him), the children will all die.
monday morning, President Pretentious will blame the cows. they are doing this just to make him look bad.
Meat, milk, eggs have already gone up due to the lefts policies of ethanol, which raises the cost of feed, which has absolutely no purpose other than paying off the Corn lobby.
If milk goes up, it goes up. Unless something is done about taxes, too much government legislation, and liberal activist policies, things are going to keep going in the same direction. Eventually, not only will the control freaks in Washington run out of money - EVERYONE will.
As long as the control freaks are still controlling, this is what America gets. If the voters are going to break it by voting for more of this, they're going to have to pay for it.
Let them drink milk (at $7 a gallon).
Doesn’t milk cause global warming?
At age 15 one of my first jobs was working in a dairy barn. Started 4:30 before school. We had these fancy milkers with a suction cup for each teat. One cow had ripped off one of her teats during a winter thaw. After she was all healed and back in line for milking I was at a loss how to hook up the milkers to her, as all four needed to have suction to work. Using the old brain pan I had an eureka moment and stuck my thumb into the last milker. Problem solved. However, after 4 or five days of twice a day milking my thumb was getting really sore and purple. That’s when the girl who worked the other side came over, grabed the hose above the 4th milker when I was hooking up the 3-teated cow, and crimped it. Geesh.
“Thats OK, milk isnt good for you anyway.”
No. Apparently milk isn’t good for *you*. *I* don’t have a problem with dairy.
Now tomatoes... Tomatoes are not good for *me*. So I don’t eat them.
But I *don’t* try to tell *you* what works for *your* body.
Since I’ve changed to Silk®, I can’t stand the taste of milk. It smells spoiled. Even when its fresh.
Dairy Subsidies for 2011 were only $1,000,000...it’s a drop in the milk bucket.
I don't think anybody told you anything about what what works for your body. Does milk make you irrational or moody?
I thought you were going to say she hooked it up to herself but . . . no.
You’re too funny, BipolarBob! lol!
Milk is for babies.
No other creature drinks the milk of another animal, and even then, mammal babies generally get weaned. (well, except cats)
No, no...I think it's Himself.
Children aren't a good substitute for milk in most cooking and baking.
Very good, Johnny, very good. (I do have a sense of humor, it should be noted.)
Phobias, including lactophobia, expressed here, can be cured.
Well then that can be eliminated easily and the government can remove itself from the milk business. The dairy farmers will have to produce more milk or we will have to stop drinking as much if we are displeased with the price. It’s one or the other.
Well, what with the heels and all, I can understand the confusion. But the muscle tone, dude. The muscle tone.
Oh...are you referring to "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"?
Is Obama giving the cows government jobs?
I have some imaginary milk cows. I want $50,000 just like Obama gave those people for having imaginary pigs.
Worst drought in 100 years.
Yep, shortage of hay and feed grain.
Producers are in the squeeze.
Milk is currently 3.99 per gal. locally now. They put it on sale 1 time per month about $2.50 per gal.
My family sold all the beef cattle 2 years ago. Have not rebought because of the uncertainty of winter grazing and hay. If you own them you have to feed them regardless.
We have always had a small cow/calf operation. I suspect we will rebuy when there is a sign the drought is over. Not before regardless of price.