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The new price of a two-litre carton of milk in Newfoundland and Labrador jumped from an average of $3.69 to $4.17 as of Feb. 1.
reply to post by Gothar
Well the House of Senate better get a moooooooo've on. Sorry, couldn't resist
There is no reason for the government to subsidize any sort of farm product.
reply to post by beezzer
Goat milk is good. However, If the goat isn't kidding they don't produce as much milk.
If I had land I would have goats and chickens.
reply to post by Gothar
Actually, a price rise in milk could be a beneficial thing to the health of many Americans who cannot afford it. Commercially processed cows milk, to my knowledge so far, is very unhealthy for humans.
The speaker said that if the situation does not change, Congress should just pass a one-month extension of the farm bill, which covers farm subsidies as well as food stamps.
Fox News has learned that an even narrower plan is on the table. Sources said that the House may try to move a short-term measure next week that only deals with the dairy issue -- in a sign of how worried lawmakers are that an impasse could directly hit Americans' wallets.
But MILK? CHEESE? ICE CREAM FOR THE LOVE OF PEET? People already on a tight budget won't be able to handle the crunch. Imagine a generation of children forced to breast feed until they are like 8, because that milk is free. Think the gov'mnt handouts will include that big block of cheddar in the box? What about powdered milk? Gone. A generation of children that will grow up with week bones 'n stuff. Pretty crappy military where the enemy just pushes our guys over, like going to war with a nursing home. Wow.
Oh no, the milk industry lobbyists will pressure the government to launch an advertising campaign against the "health risks" of breast feeding, will get the DHS to launch a "snitch hotline" for people to report anyone they see breast feeding their children, and the schools will have additional course material on how terrorists don't buy real milk.
I hope they do not pass another bill and let's let these people price their products based on supply and demand. If they price a gallon of milk at $8......they will go out of business and they know it.
So I would say that we will not see $8 a gallon for milk.