Skip to comments.Farmers warn of high milk prices without farm bill
Posted on 06/28/2013 5:15:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Dairy farmers expressed frustration this week with Congress failure to pass a farm bill, saying the uncertainty made it hard to do business and some could go under without changes to the federal milk program.
Farmers also worried that if a current nine-month extension of the 2008 farm bill expires with no action, a 64-year-old law will kick in, sending milk prices spiraling. While that might provide short-term profits, they say, itd hurt them in the long run because no one wants to buy milk at $6 a gallon.
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Oh, how sad. The country will never survive uncontrolled supply and demand for milk.
Geez, how about repealing the stupid 1949 law?? That’s never an option of course, because then we wouldn’t need a manipulation of milk prices, and the graft that goes with them.
What a bunch of crap. Milk price “supports” need to end now.
I don’t drink milk even though I grew up on a dairy farm. Too much stuff in the strainer.
Works for me. Lots of other prices will come down. Sugar for one.
Then separate the farm bill from the food stamps bill and we can talk.......without that, forget about it
Well Mr. Farmer, I must warn you that with all the subsidies in the MANY bills, this country is going to go broke.
Perhaps we should pay a bit more for the milk that we consume, instead of letting you have the money to use as you see fit.
Another product I can live without and take off my grocery list.
Exactly. This is nothing more than a blatant attempt to play the low-information voter.
Love to here some of our protectionists explain this one away. High-paying jobs? National security? China?
I propose an experiment: Let’s not do the price supports, and let’s see what happens to the price. I don’t think we’ve seen this tried for quite a while.
Where I live milk prices are kept artificially high by the federal governments rules.
I was raised on a dairy farm as well, drank a lot of milk back in the day ... still do, guess it couldn’t be too bad, made it to age 67 ... guess the strainers work. LOL!
Hahahahaha! No morons, for the millionth time, centralized planning is not more efficient than the “invisible hand”. Price supports are never a good deal for an economy as a whole.
How about we allow the small farmer to compete with the Goliath and allow raw milk sales? That will help lower the price!
Oh, that’s not the kind of price lowering you were talking about is it Mr Milk Mogul.
I’m gonna buy a goat.
When I was a kid in the 1960’s, milk was about one dollar a gallon and my Dad made $8,000 a year. Now he would be making over 80,000 a year and I paid $2.69 for a gallon in Costco the other day. Really.
I’d rather pay the honest price for milk at the store than the dishonest price through taxes and farmer welfare.
The farmers took “Dane geld” and now are owned by the feral gov’t.
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