Lydia_C: Not sure I understand what is meant by "permanent law" in TFA. What prevents the 1949 law from being modified such that we don't have to go through a dairy bill dance every year or two?
gfid: Lydia_C: Not sure I understand what is meant by "permanent law" in TFA. What prevents the 1949 law from being modified such that we don't have to go through a dairy bill dance every year or two?I only read about half this link that attempts to explain it. It seems like it's a somewhat misleading term. If they don't pass a farm bill superseding it, the Agricultural Act of 1949 takes precedence.http://www.milkproducerscouncil.org/092713permlaw.htm
macross87: I'll just grab the breast milk from the fridge if needed
leevis: If the price of milk got that high, dairy farms would start producing milk like crazy to take advantage of it. The resulting glut of milk would bring the price crashing back down.
Riche: If we had a sane, non-corrupt congress the 1949 farm bill would have been repealed decades ago.[thesfile.com image 387x300]We in this country all act like dairy is a critical part of the human food supply. Well, it isn't. In fact, most Americans consume WAAAAY more than is healthy.Congress should take steps to make absolutely sure a few staple crops like wheat, corn, rice, potatoes and soybeans along with a handful of vegetables are kept cheap and plentiful.All other foods are, in the end, luxuries and should live or die by the open market. Subsidies or price controls for those crops--including ALL meat and dairy-- is nothing more than corrupt corporate welfare and needs to be gotten rid of.
Jesus Farking Christ: Jesus, what's with all the dairy hate? Did you guys get anally raped by a block of gov't cheese when you were younger?
Mr. Right: 1. Dairy really is a critical part of the human food supply going back a couple thousand years. It's sort of like clothing and shelter. If we all lived in a tropical climate, we wouldn't need to wear clothes and we wouldn't need central heating. Because we don't all live in a climate like that, we've adapted with means of shelter and food preservation and cultivation. Dairy is a significant part of that.
Riche: The rest I disagree with you in the strongest way. Like clean water, power, health care, and national defense, basic foodstuffs is just too damn important to leave to an open and unregulated market. If you allow that to happen sooner or later a handful of sociopaths will try to set up an Enron of food. They will buy everything up, leave farming ground fallow, corner the market, and make vast fortunes on the jacked up prices of now scarce food supplies.
Day_Old_Dutchie: [s10.postimg.org image 251x478]Just watch out when you drive under that cliff.
felching pen: Milk is already eight bucks a gallon, five of that comes from your tax bill, the rest you pay at check out.
Primitive Screwhead: Does this effect Almond, Coconut, Soy or any of the other dairy alternatives?No.Carry on, then.
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