Farm bill could hinge on dairy vote, with opponents saying new program would boost milk prices

  • Article by: MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 5:37 PM

WASHINGTON — Approval of a massive farm bill — and the cost of a gallon of milk — could hinge on a proposed new dairy program the House is expected to vote on this week.

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drdingbatJun. 17, 13 6:44 PM

This is what happens when gubmit starts messing with the free market. Why should there be regulations on milk production? Let the market decide. This insurance program to guarantee the profitability of poor managers is largely funded by the taxpayers. Crop insurance is paid by the taxpayers to the tune of 64%! There should be no farm program. And before you start the rants on cheap food, if you added up what all of the price supports cost the average tax payer and add that to your food bill, you wouldn't think food is so cheap. What this programs do is guarantee one sector of the economy while ignoring all the rest. And the largest producers get the most money! The same people who complain about single payer health insurance line up at the trough for a single payer crop or dairy production insurance that is funded majority wise by the taxpayer. Enough already.

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rlwr51Jun. 18, 13 9:58 AM

How cheap will food be when all of the smaller operators go out of business, which can easily be done by price manipulation, and our only choice for milk, or any other food is corporate farms?

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