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Milk Prices Spike Could Be Averted For One Year

0 Comments 31 December 2012

English: Milk in a glass Deutsch: Milch im Glas

English: Milk in a glass Deutsch: Milch im Glas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Will congress vote on this and will they fix it in one year?

Lawmakers push one-year extension of farm bill in bid to avert spike in milk prices
Published December 30, 2012
Associated Press

The leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month. But House leaders have yet to say whether they will allow a vote on it.
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., announced Sunday that they had agreed on a last-minute extension that would extend the farm bill and replace dairy programs that expire at midnight Tuesday. Expiration of those dairy programs could mean higher milk prices at the grocery store within just a few weeks.
But the House GOP has yet to endorse the committees’ extension agreement, and leaders are also considering two narrower extension bills: a one-month extension and an even smaller bill that would merely extend dairy policy. As of Sunday night, Republican leaders had not scheduled a vote on any of them.

Read more at Fox News.

This is just kicking the can down the road which is the wrong thing to do. The problem has to be fixed and the biggest problem in the farm bill is the food stamp program. Strip food stamps out of the farm bill and farmers have to understand milk subsidies have to be fixed. We cannot afford farmers on the welfare rolls either. The country is broke and everyone will have to tighten their belts to preserve this country.

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