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(Local10 WPLG)   Forget gasoline, if congress doesn't address the "dairy cliff", milk could hit $7 a gallon next year   ( divider line
    More: Followup, gasoline, milk, dairy, dairy cliff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack  
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6220 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Dec 2012 at 12:20 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-22 10:41:28 AM  
9 votes:
How about we start pushing congressmen off a real cliff til they quit teabagging and start doing their jobs.
2012-12-22 11:44:06 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:04:42 AM  
2 votes:
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 07:47:14 PM  
1 vote:
Why is government subsidizing the cost of milk in the first place? Shouldn't the price be left up to the free market.
2012-12-22 05:58:14 PM  
1 vote:
Wouldn't you know it, the same middle America teabagger farmers who think we should cut every governement entitlement program because libruls are evil are more than happy to take government farm subsidies for themselves.
2012-12-22 03:52:13 PM  
1 vote:

Mimic_Octopus: 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 ?

I don't know about 30k but ill believe 20k. CA has 1700 just for cows, 120 just in my tiny remote county. Large parts of the state are unsuitable for dairy. Production averaged 3.1 billion gallons a month in 2011, around 28% of national production. Seems like bullshiat, but the numbers exist Data is in PDF pages.
2012-12-22 03:08:49 PM  
1 vote:

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

I'm in.
2012-12-22 01:48:28 PM  
1 vote:
So no more of this then?

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2012-12-22 01:25:05 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:07:51 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:01:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:00:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:46:49 PM  
1 vote:
Let the market set the price!
2012-12-22 12:37:06 PM  
1 vote:
so we've moved on from calling everything -"gate" to referring to everything a "cliff?" the media is so uninspired.
2012-12-22 12:35:23 PM  
1 vote:

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.

2012-12-22 12:28:20 PM  
1 vote:
Well, I guess I'll have to convert my car to run on something else now.
2012-12-22 12:23:33 PM  
1 vote:
Higher prices will help out the family farms and mega corporations.

It's a win win.
2012-12-22 12:21:39 PM  
1 vote:
What do you tip a good cow?
2012-12-22 12:10:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:44:13 AM  
1 vote:
Then no one will buy it and the price will fall to $0.25 a gallon.
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