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(Quad City Times)   Deal has been reached to stop America from going off the Dairy Fiscal Cliff   (qctimes.com) divider line 81
    More: Followup, House Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow, farm bills, no compromise, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, agriculture committee, House GOP, dairy  
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2012-12-30 05:57:02 PM  
That sounds like socialism.
 
2012-12-30 06:08:48 PM  
I swear to Christ, we could find a better government in a mental institution.

These goddamn Republicans have to pass a goddamn thing at least once a decade!
 
2012-12-30 06:12:19 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-30 06:15:10 PM  
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2012-12-30 06:16:01 PM  
They're not saying "boo", they're saying "moo!"

/Got nothin'
 
2012-12-30 06:23:45 PM  

Mentat: That sounds like socialism.


Yeah. I thought the government wasn't supposed to pick winners and losers?
 
2012-12-30 06:33:35 PM  
It sounds as if a number of Tea Party Republicans would like to see the USDA Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) price support system scrapped in favor of an industry self-regulation system. Rather than flooding the market with cheap milk while being paid a subsidy by the federal government during bountiful years, dairy farmers would have to self-regulate their output in order to stabilize prices. Dairy product producers are against this idea because it would raise their raw material costs and might cause shortages. Boehner has been fighting to keep the MILC system in place as-is.

But even if the MILC system is kept in place, many dairy farmers outside of the Midwest have been complaining that the subsidy is too small. The price of feed has been skyrocketing, in part because of the drought, in part because corn harvests are being diverted to other markets (such as ethanol alcohol production) and in part due to increased transportation costs in getting bulk feed from the Midwest to dairy farmers elsewhere. Dairy farmers in Cali, one of the largest dairy states in the nation, would like the MILC subsidy to be more regionally adjusted.

I wouldn't mind seeing a two-tier system, where self-regulation of output keeps the price of dairy stable through most events, while the feds step in during extreme disasters. I also wouldn't mind seeing corn subsidies cut, including ethanol fuel subsidies, as they are increasingly distorting food costs. If you want clean fuel, require trucks to convert to LNG and use CNG for larger automobiles in high pollution areas. Save petrol and [bio-]diesel for compact vehicles where energy density matters. Would also be nice if every pre-packaged food product in the country didn't have [government subsidized] HFCS added to it, either.
 
2012-12-30 07:03:59 PM  
They milked that one long enough .
 
2012-12-30 07:06:46 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I swear to Christ, we could find a better government in a mental institution.


They aren't exactly the cream of the crop.
 
2012-12-30 07:53:49 PM  
I guess they couldn't come up with a butter solution.
 
2012-12-30 08:03:13 PM  

Nothing To See Here: They milked that one long enough .


Mentat: They aren't exactly the cream of the crop.


JerseyTim: I guess they couldn't come up with a butter solution.


Your puns are all udderly ridiculous.
 
2012-12-30 08:26:10 PM  

Mentat: NewportBarGuy: I swear to Christ, we could find a better government in a mental institution.

They aren't exactly the cream of the crop.


i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-30 08:54:57 PM  
This won't affect the 1%.
 
2012-12-30 08:55:25 PM  
Well..at least its something. $8/gallon milk would be a nice insult on top of the recession they are about to hand us.


If the ball is dropped on this whole deal then every single one of them needs to be voted out of office. No playing the "it was the other guys" game. Every single elected official on Capitol Hill holds a measure of responsibility, and they need to be taken to task for screwing over the entire country.
 
2012-12-30 08:56:07 PM  
Cheezit, the Feds!
 
2012-12-30 08:56:12 PM  
Cheap milk? Where? A gallon of milk costs more than a gallon of gas these days!
 
2012-12-30 08:57:59 PM  

downstairs: They're not saying "boo", they're saying "moo earns!"

/Got nothin'


FTFY
 
2012-12-30 08:58:58 PM  
www.xceltalent.com?
 
2012-12-30 09:01:20 PM  
White people smell like milk.
 
2012-12-30 09:01:54 PM  
Where there's a curd there's a whey.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 09:01:54 PM  
Anyone thinking an open market would support $8/gallon milk is got-DAMN nuts. Dairies would have to eventually sell for what the market will bear or risk getting nothing for their efforts. That might be slightly more than what it is now, but not $8.
 
2012-12-30 09:04:20 PM  

Dinjiin: It sounds as if a number of Tea Party Republicans would like to see the USDA Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) price support system scrapped in favor of an industry self-regulation system. Rather than flooding the market with cheap milk while being paid a subsidy by the federal government during bountiful years, dairy farmers would have to self-regulate their output in order to stabilize prices. Dairy product producers are against this idea because it would raise their raw material costs and might cause shortages. Boehner has been fighting to keep the MILC system in place as-is.

But even if the MILC system is kept in place, many dairy farmers outside of the Midwest have been complaining that the subsidy is too small. The price of feed has been skyrocketing, in part because of the drought, in part because corn harvests are being diverted to other markets (such as ethanol alcohol production) and in part due to increased transportation costs in getting bulk feed from the Midwest to dairy farmers elsewhere. Dairy farmers in Cali, one of the largest dairy states in the nation, would like the MILC subsidy to be more regionally adjusted.

I wouldn't mind seeing a two-tier system, where self-regulation of output keeps the price of dairy stable through most events, while the feds step in during extreme disasters. I also wouldn't mind seeing corn subsidies cut, including ethanol fuel subsidies, as they are increasingly distorting food costs. If you want clean fuel, require trucks to convert to LNG and use CNG for larger automobiles in high pollution areas. Save petrol and [bio-]diesel for compact vehicles where energy density matters. Would also be nice if every pre-packaged food product in the country didn't have [government subsidized] HFCS added to it, either.


How about getting the government out of it?
 
2012-12-30 09:04:32 PM  
How come Ben and Jerry's is $1 more than it was last year? This is important
 
2012-12-30 09:05:03 PM  
You guys are making some cheesy puns.
 
2012-12-30 09:05:37 PM  

Dinjiin: Nothing To See Here: They milked that one long enough .

Mentat: They aren't exactly the cream of the crop.

JerseyTim: I guess they couldn't come up with a butter solution.

Your puns are all udderly ridiculous.


You guys spend whey too much time thinking of this shiat.
 
2012-12-30 09:07:48 PM  

MrEricSir: You guys are making some cheesy puns.


They're uncultured.
 
2012-12-30 09:10:43 PM  
i331.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-30 09:14:36 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Dinjiin: Nothing To See Here: They milked that one long enough .

Mentat: They aren't exactly the cream of the crop.

JerseyTim: I guess they couldn't come up with a butter solution.

Your puns are all udderly ridiculous.

You guys spend whey too much time thinking of this shiat.


Not too latte to leche on.
 
2012-12-30 09:15:50 PM  
I will NOT pay more than 2.50 for a gallon of Farking milk!
 
2012-12-30 09:16:25 PM  
well fed people do not revolt; hungry people do. farking gov't best remember that.
 
2012-12-30 09:17:17 PM  
Fiscal Cliff

When do we finally get to stop using this stupid Fox News style term and get on with our lives?
 
2012-12-30 09:17:49 PM  

Buffet: I will NOT pay more than 2.50 for a gallon of Farking milk!


Where are you getting milk at $2.50 a gallon? I'm paying $4.
 
2012-12-30 09:20:56 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: Buffet: I will NOT pay more than 2.50 for a gallon of Farking milk!

Where are you getting milk at $2.50 a gallon? I'm paying $4.


yup. $3.99/gal at the Giant this evening. I was thinking that if that doubles, that's $8/gal.
 
2012-12-30 09:21:00 PM  
So this sounds good, though I would prefer all subsidies end, though an unsubsidized price stabilization program (insurance, calls, puts, ...) would seem to be good.

/that's my uneducated view
//I like paying 99 cents for half gallon of whole milk and converting it into greek yogurt like I did last week and I've been eating it all week.
 
2012-12-30 09:21:27 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: Buffet: I will NOT pay more than 2.50 for a gallon of Farking milk!

Where are you getting milk at $2.50 a gallon? I'm paying $4.


You don't have to buy the cow, when you get a gallon for 2.50
 
2012-12-30 09:25:56 PM  

jbc: Anyone thinking an open market would support $8/gallon milk is got-DAMN nuts. Dairies would have to eventually sell for what the market will bear or risk getting nothing for their efforts. That might be slightly more than what it is now, but not $8.


People buy pop at convenient store.

People buy candy.

They will buy milk at a buck a glass.
 
2012-12-30 09:43:20 PM  

jbc: Anyone thinking an open market would support $8/gallon milk is got-DAMN nuts. Dairies would have to eventually sell for what the market will bear or risk getting nothing for their efforts. That might be slightly more than what it is now, but not $8.


I don't think you understand what is happening. For milk, the gov sets a price floor...not a price ceiling.
You are already paying more for milk than you would without the subsidies.
 
2012-12-30 09:43:47 PM  

Smackledorfer: jbc: Anyone thinking an open market would support $8/gallon milk is got-DAMN nuts. Dairies would have to eventually sell for what the market will bear or risk getting nothing for their efforts. That might be slightly more than what it is now, but not $8.

People buy pop at convenient store.

People buy candy.

They will buy milk at a buck a glass.


If it's Milk Plus they will.
 
2012-12-30 09:53:54 PM  

uncleacid: Where there's a curd there's a whey.


That was cheesy.
 
2012-12-30 10:00:55 PM  
If pro is the opposite of con, does that mean the opposite of progress is congress?
 
2012-12-30 10:04:09 PM  
Picked me up some 2.50 milk (on sale) at Acme.
 
2012-12-30 10:04:18 PM  
I like the idea that Republicans in agriculture-heavy states are the ones fighting cow subsidies. That should play out well, because it's not like farmers have a history of voting or anything.
 
2012-12-30 10:18:10 PM  
People drink too much hormone laced milk any how.

cdn.naturalsociety.com
 
2012-12-30 10:30:44 PM  

TheManofPA: Picked me up some 2.50 milk (on sale) at Acme.


The anvils look to be a good price there, too.
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The coyotes are stocking up.
 
2012-12-30 10:31:14 PM  
Thank God, because my kid drinks a gallon of milk every two days!
 
2012-12-30 10:34:54 PM  
It's about 2.59 at Walmart and 1.49 at Aldi and save a lot in southern Indiana. No idea what it is in Indianapolis. Wonder what it would be if it wasn't government regulated. Shouldn't it be cheaper here than on the coasts? Or more since the corn is used more for other uses now?
 
2012-12-30 10:46:28 PM  
Growing up in Fla, we had powdered milk.
I remember an occasional carton of chocolate milk at school.
Never acquired a taste of desire for any of it.
 
2012-12-30 10:51:53 PM  
I bought three cartons of ultrapasteurized milk in case this happened.

Tastes a little weird, but keeps forever, up to a month.  Great if you don't really drink a lot of milk but still use it for cooking.
 
2012-12-30 10:52:53 PM  

Bippal: It's about 2.59 at Walmart and 1.49 at Aldi and save a lot in southern Indiana. No idea what it is in Indianapolis. Wonder what it would be if it wasn't government regulated. Shouldn't it be cheaper here than on the coasts? Or more since the corn is used more for other uses now?


Thar's an interesting question. I have no data, but California has a zillion cows.

When I grew up in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, there was a dairy farm a block away. We used to cross the street from the elementary school to visit it to see the cows milked. My guess is our home was built on the subdivision of that dairy farm.

A mile away was a very unique for Southern California ag School, a community college, also with lots of cows, also in the middle of LA.

On the other side of LA was the Chino area, also tons of cows. Driving through or flying over Chino was always an experience in collecting bugs from the pastures.

So Los Angeles itself, from my experience could produce all the milk she needed, and my guess is that with the climate, so could San Diego and the Central Valley.

I love the dairy products from Strauss Farms up in Tomales Bay. And I know the Central Valley is filled with beef cattle -- not as sure about dairy cattle, but come on.

Then Oregon at least is known for Tillamook. All that cheese has to come from somewhere,right?

So my idiot guess is that the West Coast at least should have lots of milk, and so the milk there should be relatively inexpensive.
 
2012-12-30 10:54:12 PM  
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/Has to resort to a second job to make ends meet...
 
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