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The current agriculture bill expired this summer, and temporary aid to farmers is set to expire on Jan. 1. That includes a dairy subsidy that allows the government to buy up milk if prices below half of the $3.65 national average. Without that plan in place,the per-gallon price will jump to roughly $7.
Originally posted by tinker9917
reply to post by Aleister
My thoughts exactly. Vegetarian is about my only choice I sure will miss steak and chicken though.edit on 24-12-2012 by tinker9917 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Pegasus2000
First off, Its the creameries and processors who are causing the milk prices to jack up, the dairy farmer is still getting crapped on in a bad way, and has been for years.
As for drinking store bought milk, I ask people why? They have taken every good thing out of it by pasteurizing and Homogenizing it, so in a sense there really is no use for drinking milk, that is unless your getting it fresh out of the tap, Like i have been my entire life.
This whole debate about raw milk sickens me to death. I've drank from many a bulk tank over the years and im not drying of some disease, nor has anyone else i know that drinks raw milk. In fact its been over 20 years since i was last sick come to think about it. I may catch a mild cold, but its gone in less than 24 hours. The last time i had the flu or anything serious was when i was a child. I also have drank my share of Colostrum as well, and anyone that thinks that is gross, you should have it before letting the mental image turn you off on it. Colostrum has been a big part in many dairy families lives around here.
As for the price of milk doubling, I've been seeing this coming for a time. Input costs are though the roof right now as far as livestock goes. With last years yields, It was bound to.
Just be glad you not a Hog producer, there are, and going to be many more loosing it all. except the corporate owned farms of course. The small guy is a thing of the past, those of us who are still here have a short time left before its our turn. But of course that's exactly what they want.
Originally posted by Fylgje
Stop buying it, let these crooks and their companies go bankrupt and go away. This will open the door for honest farmers to sell their milk, and I bet it won't be 8-12 dollars a gallon. The same goes for all these other companies who keep jacking prices up on their products. Let them go bankrupt so that maybe an honest buisnessman can start an honest company and deal with Americans again. And make damn sure that these new products cannot be marked by kosher tax.