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Schumer: Lawmakers Must Act To Prevent Massive Potential Increase Of Milk Prices
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Posted on 09/30/2012 9:18:13 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Schumer: Lawmakers Must Act To Prevent Massive Potential Increase Of Milk Prices September 30, 2012 11:37 AM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The price of a gallon of milk could skyrocket if the Farm Bill is not renewed by the end of the year, according to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer.

Schumer held a news conference Sunday to urge his fellow lawmakers to act quickly on the bill, which expires today.

If the measure is not renewed, Schumer said economists estimate milk prices could double in New York by January 1st.

A gallon of milk could surpass $6 if no action is taken, Schumer said.

The Farm Bill was passed by a large bipartisan majority in the Senate but Schumer said it is time for the House to act on this important issue.

Without renewal of the Farm Bill, Schumer said the country would revert to a 1940s era agriculture policy.....

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigdairy; bigmilk; democrats; democtats; milk; milkprices
OH NO!

So why does the federal government subsidize milk anyway?

1 posted on 09/30/2012 9:18:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Is. There. A. Bigger. Blowhard. In. American. Public. Life. Than. Schmuckie Schumer?


2 posted on 09/30/2012 9:21:05 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just get Bloomerburg to declare milk a fattening and unhealthy food and ban its sale or use, problem solved........


3 posted on 09/30/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t it just a few years ago that the govenment was buying and dumping milk by the thousands of gallons to keep prices from plunging in a surplus?


4 posted on 09/30/2012 9:22:13 AM PDT by jz638
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To: Sub-Driver

Um...100-plus years ago farmers were a strong voting bloc? Oh, and Iowa kicks off primary season. Also, the MSM likes to show sad people in overalls and amber waves of grain.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 9:22:50 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Nope. Can’t. Think. Of. One...........


6 posted on 09/30/2012 9:23:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Chucky...what are you gonna do about the price of corn, corn meal, corn oil and all the other foodstuffs created there from during this ‘drought’ while simultaneously diverting FOOD RESOURCES to the production of ethanol that destroys gaskets, seals, oxygen sensors, and who knows what else...wassamatter, no corn grown in NY? You bastard.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jz638

Free cheese with every obamaphone........


8 posted on 09/30/2012 9:24:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Sub-Driver

But Dems do not use fear and threats to get laws passed. Only Republicans do that.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 9:25:24 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Front page of Yahoo right now
California milk producers going out of business because of low prices.

Happy to get government involved because they always do SUCH a good job fiddling with the market.

California has had its own milk pricing system for dairy since the 1930’s, separate from that operated by the federal government in other states. The California Department of Food and Agriculture sets minimum prices that must be paid to farmers in the state for five classes of milk.

In recent years, California’s prices tended to be lower than in other states. In 2011 and 2012, California’s price for milk used to make cheese was frequently $2 or more lower per hundredweight of milk than in the rest of the nation.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Little Debbie, maybe?


11 posted on 09/30/2012 9:38:26 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1349 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Sub-Driver

Never listen to Chuckie. If this guy told me it was sunny outside I’d grab an umbrella.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 9:42:15 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Sub-Driver
Without renewal of the Farm Bill, Schumer said the country would revert to a 1940s era agriculture policy.....

. . . also known as 'FDR Agriculture policy'.

13 posted on 09/30/2012 9:43:04 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: null and void

You are confusing blowhard and blabbermouth. A common mistake. Kinda like the difference between Foghorn Leghorn and Gracie Allen, only without the humor.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 9:46:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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To: Sub-Driver
About 9-10 years ago Ole Chuckie was touring the Eick dairy farm in Medina NY. He was trying to drum up support for the Upstate milk co-operative. About half way through the tour of the farm he asked Mr. Eick how many time a week the cows needed to be milked. Mr. Eick stopped looked at him and said "Mr. Schumer I have never voted for a Republican in my life, but after hearing this stupid question I promise I will be voting for your opponent in the primary and in the general election no matter who it is, and the same is true of every member of my family. Now get off my farm." He turned and walked away just shaking his head.

For those of you not in the know about dairy cows, they need to be milked at least once and sometimes twice a day.

15 posted on 09/30/2012 9:47:13 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Schumer is Foghorn Leghorn with a New York Jewish accent.

Wasserman-Schultz is Gracie Allen without the redeeming spark of common sense.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Point taken.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 9:49:26 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1349 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: verga

They’re kinda like taxpayers in that regard.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 9:50:59 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1349 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: verga

Near Fredericksburg , Texas , where there is a large German speaking population, a farmer was walking down a country road that borders his property. He notices Schumer drinking from his pond with his hand.

The farmer shouted: “Trink das wasser nicht. Die kuhen haben dahin gesheissen.” (Which means: “Don’t drink the water, the cows have pooped in it.”)

The man shouted back: “I’m from New York and just down here for a few days campaigning for Obama’s health care plan... I can’t understand you. Please speak in English.”

The farmer replied: “Use two hands... you’ll get more water.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:52:47 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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To: Sub-Driver
A gallon of milk could surpass $6

Well, Chuckie ... here's how it works. If six dollars is the true cost of a gallon of milk, then demand will go down and everything will work out just fine without the geniuses in Washington sticking their noses into it.

20 posted on 09/30/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: circlecity
Never listen to Chuckie. If this guy told me it was sunny outside I’d grab an umbrella.

Exactly. If Chucky wants to scare us into renewing this I'd have to bet there's something else tied to it we won't like.

21 posted on 09/30/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If milk prices DO happen go up in the absence of a new Federal farm bill, the higher prices will be temporary, as those same price increases become the market signal to other farmers that they can produce and deliver milk for less.

The truth is that the majority, the vast majority of what the nation’s farms produce have NOTHING, NOTHING AT ALL in “assistance” from the Federal government’s farm programs.

The other truth is that the vast majority of all direct assistance and subsidies from the farm bill go to a minorty of farms at the top of the farm revenue heap.

The farm bill has not been an economic necessity for the nation’s farm economy for decades. It is 100% about industry cartels, crony capitalism, political donations from the subsidized segment of American farmers and wholesale transfers from all taxpayers to a minority of the nation’s farms - a pampered minority.

What began as a depression era aid to America’s farms is a program whose purpose has been over taken by time, and it is time the entire program died. Keeping it alive will have NOTHING to do with keeping a vibrant American farm economy - it’s no more than keeping a corpse on life support.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 10:00:03 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Sub-Driver

Kill the EPA, repeal Obama’s executive orders, drill for oil and build the Keystone pipeline and food prices will drop significantly.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 10:17:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s start by firing Obamugabe and Schumer.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 10:31:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: circlecity

LOL!


25 posted on 09/30/2012 10:38:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Sub-Driver

End Ethanol Mandate


26 posted on 09/30/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: verga
Been in dairy agriculture for 30 years now, and I don't know of any farmer who milks his cows once a day; never even heard of one.

In order to survive economically and insure the best health for your cows you must milk two or three times per day. Robotic milking operations allow cows to be milked "continuously," will some higher yield cows milking four or five times per day.

27 posted on 09/30/2012 11:18:14 AM PDT by FredZarguna (When a first-rate intellectual like Samuel L. Jackson makes this kind of a video ... well ...)
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To: Wuli
The other truth is that the vast majority of all direct assistance and subsidies from the farm bill go to a minorty of farms at the top of the farm revenue heap.

I wish you were right, but this statement is not true as far as dairy farms go. Because of the support price of milk, dry milk stocking, food and cheese programs run by the Federal government, and because of food stamps, there has essentially been "Quantitative Easing" in the dairy economy for 70+ years.

It is 100% about industry cartels, crony capitalism, political donations from the subsidized segment of American farmers

All true, but it is also about the perception on the part of "small" farmers that they cannot survive without subsidies. The Gingrich Congress tried to take farmers off subsidies in 1994, and the uproar in the Midwest and dairy country in the Northeast was deafening at the first sign of trouble.

ALL American farming is subsidized. It doesn't need to be, it shouldn't be, but simply saying it isn't subsidized doesn't make it so.

28 posted on 09/30/2012 11:29:00 AM PDT by FredZarguna (When a first-rate intellectual like Samuel L. Jackson makes this kind of a video ... well ...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Schumer: Lawmakers Must Act To Prevent Massive Potential Increase Of Milk Prices

Last week "Chuckyou" was whining about GPS, now this. What's coming next week...crying about the "efficiency" of disposable diapers? Poor idiot desperately trying to get some "face" time. WADDAPUTZ !!

29 posted on 09/30/2012 12:09:04 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
but it won' stop prices rising since California dairy farms going broke due to feed prices, so in California the nation’s largest dairy state, dozens of dairy farms large and small have filed for bankruptcy in recent months with many on the verge of insolvency while others have sold their herds or sent them to slaughter...
30 posted on 09/30/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FredZarguna

Worked on a ranch in E. Oregon one summer many years ago, just to see what it was like. They had two cows kept for fresh milk and butter, and to produce a calf for slaughter as a yearling.

This was milking by hand, and always twice a day. I made the butter manually, as well. Didn’t have any kind of churn, so I would put the cream from a couple days plus enough milk to have 1.5 quarts in a 2 quart mason jar, and shake that sucker until butter formed.

Hard work, but I was young and dumb.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 12:19:12 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: layman

A lot of orchards here in Michigan lost their entire crops due to the drought. I spoke with a friend who went to a cider mill today; not only were there no local apples, but the cider is $8.50 a gallon!

Hope next summer isn’t a repeat performance.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Sub-Driver

Only the price of government should skyrocket.

And health care.

And energy.

And gasoline.

And Schumer.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 1:52:34 PM PDT by DPMD
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