Comments for: Agriculture committees work out deal to avert milk price spike

Posted Dec. 30, 2012, at 7:26 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Farm-state lawmakers have agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring U.S. farm law that, if enacted, would head off a possible doubling of retail milk prices to $7 or more a gallon in early 2013. The extension would end a 32-month attempt to update farm subsidies dating …

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  • Sean stark

    They can double the price of milk and sell half as much as they do now. Why do we need the goverment to control the price of milk?

    • Anonymous

      uh, because the self reliant rugged individualistic farmer is actually an American myth?

      and they have always wanted the government to provide insurance that their goods have a market.

      what do you think the millions of free acres for railroads was all about?

      you’re living in La La land if you don’t understand the government has had it’s thumb on the scale in favor of certain groups since day 1.

      • Sean stark

        Well even if your rant didnt actually answer my question. Its ok. You didnt realize it was sarcasm?

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