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Milk prices may double in new year
CNN Money ^ | Dec 22, 2012

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.

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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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at koat.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Vermont; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: farmers; farming; fees; milk; taxes
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1 posted on 12/22/2012 1:15:48 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

But, but what about the children?!?


2 posted on 12/22/2012 1:18:32 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: george76

That’s OK, milk isn’t good for you anyway.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 1:21:55 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: george76

Dumb article.

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!


4 posted on 12/22/2012 1:22:04 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: bgill

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.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 1:24:10 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: OKRA2012

You’d think. But then again, everybody is FOR their favorite gov’t welfare program and against everybody else’s.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 1:27:22 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie
...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".

7 posted on 12/22/2012 1:35:12 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: george76

Teat pumps deemed ‘medical devices’ and subject to tax.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 1:41:39 PM PST by kanawa (FB-- Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: george76

Milk —> 2X, My consumption —> 0


9 posted on 12/22/2012 1:44:34 PM PST by EEGator
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To: bgill
what about the children?!?

Children aren't a good substitute for milk in most cooking and baking.

/johnny

10 posted on 12/22/2012 1:51:21 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Milk prices have already doubled, like just about everything else while under Obama. Why should we not expect everything to double once again during the next four years?

I know I do - and I am planning for it quite honestly.

Guess it is time to buy a milk cow for the farm.
11 posted on 12/22/2012 1:52:14 PM PST by JRPerry
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To: bgill

Good thing I stopped drinking milk 25 years ago after having kidney stones!


12 posted on 12/22/2012 1:52:36 PM PST by albie
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To: bgill
But, but what about the children?!?

Oh yeah, but what about the milk producing chickens?

13 posted on 12/22/2012 1:57:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: albie

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.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 2:01:00 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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I gave up on whole milk, when I discovered the great taste of Half & Half.


15 posted on 12/22/2012 2:01:56 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: george76

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.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 2:02:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: george76

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.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 2:07:56 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The dollar losing value due to incredible irresponsible spending and borrowing and printing by the Federal beast.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 2:09:00 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: JRPerry

“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.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/28/feds-sting-amish-farmer-selling-raw-milk-locally/

What you don’t use yourself you cannot sell.


19 posted on 12/22/2012 2:10:30 PM PST by Venturer
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To: george76

Milk should be drunk by calves, not human children.


20 posted on 12/22/2012 2:15:49 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Calves?


21 posted on 12/22/2012 2:18:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: george76

my aunt had 6 kids ( and usually “guests” for dinner) and did wonders with powdered milk.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 2:21:52 PM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Revolting cat!

Good heavens is that Ahnold in drag? Those Achilles tendons look like they’re gonna pop.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 2:22:24 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: george76

Balderdash....... rabble rousing clap trap.

They don’t control the Congress and hate it


24 posted on 12/22/2012 2:23:29 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Milk should be drunk by calves, not human children.

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.

25 posted on 12/22/2012 2:30:27 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is that Obama in heels?


26 posted on 12/22/2012 2:30:39 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: george76

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!


27 posted on 12/22/2012 2:36:20 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: bgill
But, but what about the children?!?

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.

28 posted on 12/22/2012 2:41:27 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: george76

monday morning, President Pretentious will blame the cows. they are doing this just to make him look bad.


29 posted on 12/22/2012 2:54:55 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: george76
All the various types of in state taxes or fees have gone up. Obomacare will raise costs as well. The fiscal cliff Oboma wants will raise taxes even more.
Food has gone up about 40% since Oboma took office. Gasoline has about doubled (is varies slightly). The cost of clothing has gone up because of the cost of everything else.

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).

30 posted on 12/22/2012 2:56:31 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: george76

Doesn’t milk cause global warming?


31 posted on 12/22/2012 2:58:16 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: JRPerry

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.


32 posted on 12/22/2012 3:17:22 PM PST by CH3CN (Two in the bush saves nine.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“That’s OK, milk isn’t 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.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 3:28:31 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Since I’ve changed to Silk®, I can’t stand the taste of milk. It smells spoiled. Even when its fresh.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 3:28:58 PM PST by BipolarBob (I survived the Lindsay Lohan Bar, Grill and Fight Club.)
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To: cotton1706

Dairy Subsidies for 2011 were only $1,000,000...it’s a drop in the milk bucket.


35 posted on 12/22/2012 3:29:01 PM PST by martiangohome
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To: Marie
"But I *don’t* try to tell *you* what works for *your* body."

I don't think anybody told you anything about what what works for your body. Does milk make you irrational or moody?

36 posted on 12/22/2012 3:31:08 PM PST by BipolarBob (I survived the Lindsay Lohan Bar, Grill and Fight Club.)
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To: CH3CN

I thought you were going to say she hooked it up to herself but . . . no.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 3:32:33 PM PST by BipolarBob (I survived the Lindsay Lohan Bar, Grill and Fight Club.)
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To: BipolarBob

You’re too funny, BipolarBob! lol!


38 posted on 12/22/2012 3:35:16 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Is that Obama in heels?

Yeah. Michelle.

39 posted on 12/22/2012 3:44:37 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Marie

Milk is for babies.
-Ahnold

No other creature drinks the milk of another animal, and even then, mammal babies generally get weaned. (well, except cats)


40 posted on 12/22/2012 3:53:57 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: BfloGuy
Is that Obama in heels? Yeah. Michelle.

No, no...I think it's Himself.

41 posted on 12/22/2012 3:57:59 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: JRandomFreeper
what about the children?!?

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.)

42 posted on 12/22/2012 3:58:55 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: george76

Phobias, including lactophobia, expressed here, can be cured.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 3:59:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: martiangohome

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.


44 posted on 12/22/2012 4:02:04 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: OldPossum
It's a wonderful day that the Lord has made. I hope you are rejoicing and being glad in it. ;)

/johnny

45 posted on 12/22/2012 4:06:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
No, no...I think it's Himself.

Well, what with the heels and all, I can understand the confusion. But the muscle tone, dude. The muscle tone.

46 posted on 12/22/2012 4:13:15 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: BfloGuy
the muscle tone, dude. The muscle tone.

Oh...are you referring to "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"?

47 posted on 12/22/2012 4:30:47 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: george76

Is Obama giving the cows government jobs?


48 posted on 12/22/2012 4:45:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: george76

I have some imaginary milk cows. I want $50,000 just like Obama gave those people for having imaginary pigs.


49 posted on 12/22/2012 4:47:00 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


50 posted on 12/22/2012 4:48:17 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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