Senate, House agriculture committees in deal to avert milk price spike

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DavidinWY wrote:

Sigh, with the world watching (in horror) once again they can’t help themselves from bogging down, clogging up the system. The farm bill begins a countdown clock for one year… setting us up for yet another very bloody battle at the end of it. They did exactly the same thing with the fiscal cliff. Pushing your vegetables around your plate doesn’t make them go away children” (is what I’d say to them).

Dec 30, 2012 1:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
susette wrote:

So we pay farmers to stop production to keep prices high, then subsidize them as well, and still there are people who cannot afford a gallon of milk.The food banks expect us to accept dry powered milk, which is NOT delicious and is low calorie, which if you are hungry, calories are not a factor. The more the merrier. I dunno. Let prices be what they are, they are not reflective of real supply and demand issues any way, it is a commodities crap shoot.

Dec 30, 2012 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

Maybe there’s a lesson here that subsidies are basicly a bad idea.
Maybe the government should just let supply and demand set prices.
Maybe the government knows nothing about what things are worth.
Maybe the government should take next year off for some reflection.

Dec 30, 2012 7:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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