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(Local10 WPLG)   Forget gasoline, if congress doesn't address the "dairy cliff", milk could hit $7 a gallon next year   (local10.com) divider line 164
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2012-12-22 10:04:42 AM  
The last thing we need is congress meddling even more with agricultural issues and maintaining misguided depression era price-fixing on dairy products.
 
2012-12-22 10:41:28 AM  
How about we start pushing congressmen off a real cliff til they quit teabagging and start doing their jobs.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-22 11:15:03 AM  
Push us off the fiscal cliff, but repeal the dairy cliff.
 
2012-12-22 11:32:58 AM  
Milk is a government conspiracy.
 
2012-12-22 11:44:06 AM  
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.


Yes.  Everyone, go out and buy a whole bunch of milk now so that you have enough for next year.
 
2012-12-22 11:44:13 AM  
Then no one will buy it and the price will fall to $0.25 a gallon.
 
2012-12-22 11:58:16 AM  
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2012-12-22 12:03:36 PM  
"Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."

We're through the looking glass here, people.
 
2012-12-22 12:08:40 PM  
So help me god, if I can't make my morning latte heads are going to roll.
 
2012-12-22 12:10:13 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: So help me god, if I can't make my morning latte heads are going to roll.


I don't think this involves Laotian breast milk, so you're cool.
 
2012-12-22 12:21:39 PM  
What do you tip a good cow?
 
2012-12-22 12:23:14 PM  
Forget gasoline, if congress doesn't address the "dairy cliff", milk could hit $7 a gallon next year

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Two birds with one stone.
 
2012-12-22 12:23:33 PM  
Higher prices will help out the family farms and mega corporations.

It's a win win.
 
2012-12-22 12:24:06 PM  

Nothing To See Here: What do you tip a good cow?


on her left.
 
2012-12-22 12:24:17 PM  
The real question is whole or 1%. Or 1% vs. 2%. I don't understand skim.
 
2012-12-22 12:26:14 PM  
ftfa: National Milk Producers Federation, which represents over 30,000 dairy farmers

we have 30,000 dairy farmers ? yeah right. in what year, 1945 ? that's 600 per state. aand they dont make milk in alaska. what are they counting all the employees of the like 5 agrifarms that we have ?
 
2012-12-22 12:28:20 PM  
Well, I guess I'll have to convert my car to run on something else now.
 
2012-12-22 12:32:26 PM  

JerkStore: Well, I guess I'll have to convert my car to run on something else now.


Get a Horse.
 
2012-12-22 12:35:23 PM  

LordZorch: The last thing we need is congress meddling even more with agricultural issues and maintaining misguided corrupt depression era price-fixing on dairy products anything.


Fixed.
 
2012-12-22 12:37:06 PM  
so we've moved on from calling everything -"gate" to referring to everything a "cliff?" the media is so uninspired.
 
2012-12-22 12:39:42 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Yes. Everyone, go out and buy a whole bunch of milk now so that you have enough for next year.


would accept your challenge if I were a milk drinker

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2012-12-22 12:39:56 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Then no one will buy it and the price will fall to $0.25 a gallon.


No, the government will buy all the milk that farmers want to sell at $7 a gallon. You think the farmer will sell to anyone else for less than $7? Thanks government, keep up the good work!
 
2012-12-22 12:40:01 PM  
Why would the feds want to keep the price up? The conservative in me says let the market decide what the real price of milk is.
 
2012-12-22 12:42:20 PM  
The price of a quart of milk suddenly doubled (and has stayed there) months ago in my area. Kind of sucked, because my Grandma likes her cream of wheat or oatmeal made with milk, and also eats cold cereal from time to  time, so it's not an option to not buy it. She's a picky eater,  too, so we get her what she wants.

Luckily for me, the price of cheese has remained stable. I must have cheese. I also have almost always cooked for a living and use dairy in many of my cooking experiments, so....

I dunno, dudes. I have mixed emotions about this whole thing.
 
2012-12-22 12:42:31 PM  
It works like this: In order to keep dairy farmers in businesses, the government agrees to buy milk and other products if the price gets too low. The current agriculture bill has a formula that means the government steps in if the price of milk were to drop by roughly half from its current national average of about $3.65 a gallon.

Why don't we get out of the price fixing business and let the market dictate the price?
 
2012-12-22 12:46:24 PM  

YouFarkingIdiot: No, the government will buy all the milk that farmers want to sell at $7 a gallon. You think the farmer will sell to anyone else for less than $7? Thanks government, keep up the good work!


No, they'll dump it. I remember those images from years ago of dairy farmers dumping their product. But, as far as I understand, there is no government contract to support prices, which is why this is an issue. Am I misreading it?
 
2012-12-22 12:46:49 PM  
Let the market set the price!
 
kth
2012-12-22 12:54:32 PM  
If I forget to bring my bottle back that's what it costs me.

/buy from the mennonites down the street.
//instead of a sell by date, it has a milked at time.
///sometimes it is still warm
 
2012-12-22 12:56:30 PM  
Udderly ridiculous.
 
2012-12-22 12:57:25 PM  

12349876: Relatively Obscure: Yes. Everyone, go out and buy a whole bunch of milk now so that you have enough for next year.

would accept your challenge if I were a milk drinker

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I wouldn't be a milk drinker either, if that was my option.
 
2012-12-22 12:59:23 PM  

PreMortem: Milk is a government conspiracy.


humans are the only animals that consume milk beyond childhood
 
2012-12-22 01:00:19 PM  

Cerebral Infarktion: PreMortem: Milk is a government conspiracy.

humans are the only animals that consume milk beyond childhood


House cats around the world disagree.
 
2012-12-22 01:00:27 PM  
Came for pictures of Bart holding Malk

Leaving disappointed
 
2012-12-22 01:01:40 PM  
Remove birth control and sex education classes from the farm. Teach Holsteins abstinence and promote the value of religion, then watch the bovine birthrate soar. More cows, more milk, problem solved.
 
2012-12-22 01:01:58 PM  

Generation_D: How about we start pushing congressmen off a real cliff til they quit teabagging and start doing their jobs.


If by "doing their jobs", you mean spending our tax dollars with no clue where they are going (Ben Bernanke certainly won't tell where trillions went), they are doing great!
 
2012-12-22 01:02:01 PM  
Meanwhile, COLA, PerDiem and payraise increases for every politian in DC.
 
2012-12-22 01:02:19 PM  

Cerebral Infarktion: PreMortem: Milk is a government conspiracy.

humans are the only animals that consume milk beyond childhood


probably eating pizza too
 
2012-12-22 01:03:46 PM  
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2012-12-22 01:03:58 PM  

haywatchthis: Cerebral Infarktion: PreMortem: Milk is a government conspiracy.

humans are the only animals that consume milk beyond childhood

probably eating pizza too


Humans are the only animals that cook food.
 
2012-12-22 01:05:46 PM  
We cheddar hope enough people have a beef with this to moove congress to action. They are showing a lactose of concern right now and colby in trouble.
 
2012-12-22 01:07:51 PM  
Here's the thing. Unless you are lactose intolerant milk and dairy are good for you. In fact, milk is fortified nutritionally as part of a long-standing national health program. It is in the nation's vital interests for milk to be cheap and plentiful. Hence subsidies to dairy farmers.

We aren't going to eliminate the health program. The only question is whether the government raises the cattle and sells the milk and requires every resident to consume it or whether the government subsidizes private dairy farmers.

And let's not forget that it is the height of stupidity to be the only country in the world that does not support agriculture. Unless you really want to import most of our food from China or something.

Remember that our farmers have to compete on the global market and other countries do subsidize businesses on a regular basis. For some reason this escapes "free market" types. There is and never will be a free market because nobody else wants to play that game. There is no level playing field.
 
2012-12-22 01:07:55 PM  
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2012-12-22 01:08:25 PM  

bmihura: Generation_D: How about we start pushing congressmen off a real cliff til they quit teabagging and start doing their jobs.

If by "doing their jobs", you mean spending our tax dollars with no clue where they are going (Ben Bernanke certainly won't tell where trillions went), they are doing great!


I believe you'll find those trillians went to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Bush tax credits when they had to be counted on the budget in 2009.
 
2012-12-22 01:10:12 PM  

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Whoever wrote that should've had more milk in school.
 
2012-12-22 01:13:02 PM  
Milk has been over $7 a gallon here for a long time (USVI). We just don't buy liquid milk unless it is the dry stuff cause a recipe calls for it. We get our calcium from Wisconsin cheese (we have tons of it in the fridge) and yogurt.
 
2012-12-22 01:18:17 PM  

duffblue: The real question is whole or 1%. Or 1% vs. 2%. I don't understand skim.


If I wanted to drink something that tasted like butter, I'd melt some in a microwave.
 
2012-12-22 01:20:57 PM  
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These dudes are ecstatic!
 
2012-12-22 01:21:37 PM  
I buy a half gallon a week for my Cheerios. Oh well.
 
2012-12-22 01:25:05 PM  

aevert: duffblue: The real question is whole or 1%. Or 1% vs. 2%. I don't understand skim.

If I wanted to drink something that tasted like butter, I'd melt some in a microwave.


If I wanted to drink something that tasted like water, I'd get it from the faucet.
 
2012-12-22 01:28:05 PM  
Half gallon of milk jumped here a whole 19 cents the other week. Of course this being California I can go down the road to get it straight from the cow.
 
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