Milk prices could double by new year
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UNITED STATES -- The price of milk could be going up and could even double by the first of the year if Congress doesn't come to an agreement on a new Farm Bill.
The 2008 Farm Bill has expired and that means pricing for milk will revert back to laws from the 1940s. Those laws would put milk at $38 for 100 gallons of milk. That's compared to the about $18 dollars for 100 gallons of milk farmers currently see.
The public policy director for the New York Farm Bureau says something needs to be done to get a farm bill passed.
"The real thing is that farming in the Farm Bill should not fall victim to national politics. And it's a very important bill, not just for farmers in the State of New York, but also the consumers and that's why we're so concerned that the Farm Bill has not been adopted this year," said Julie Suarez of the New York Farm Bureau.
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have said they will not vote on a new Farm Bill until after elections in November.