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View Poll Results: Would you pay $8.00 for a gallon of Milk?
Yes 12 17.39%
No 57 82.61%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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If Congress doesn't get its act together soon, old laws will cost all of America dearly—we're speaking, of course, of the Milk Cliff. If legislators don't take a break from fiscal cliff negotiations/posturing and pass a new farm bill by Jan. 1, the government will be forced to abide by a 1949 law that would force it to buy milk at roughly double the current market price, the New York Times points out. The inflated price tag would spur dairy farmers to sell to the government instead of the commercial market

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/us...s.html?hp&_r=0
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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How about the government just become more limited in its involvement in the economy? Now (well, back then), they wanted to control basically the hand of the market to control prices; why not let supply and demand do so?
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, SC
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I don't buy milk now as it is. I like milk every now and then, but it's not like air or water. It's just a beverage. Folks should try some other varieties like soy, rice, oat almond milk, etc. They're quite good and much cheaper.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Let's see. Last week, the dairy industry was in collapse and all the dairy farmers were going broke because of higher fees prices precipitated by ethanol production.

Now, mile prices are going through the roof and will reach $8/ gallon because of an archaic law that is unlikely to be enforced.

Where is Chicken Little, Turkey Lurkey, and Henny Penny when you need them?

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By the way, I paid $1.88/ gallon for whole milk at an Aldi store in Chicagoland.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Milk isn't all that great for you. The "milk" industry tried to make us all believe it was the most "perfect" food and most people bought that propaganda. Milk is for calves. The mucus that builds up in the human body because of milk, cheese, etc is not the greatest for our health.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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It's a good thing I do soy.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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It's a good thing I do soy.
Don't get too relaxed about that... some health experts are saying say that you should not consume more than three servings a week of all soy products combined because of their hormonogenic effect... causing changes in the hormonal balance in the body.

But so far almond milk is looking like a fairly safe choice. So far.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Milk is very mucus forming. It also quickly converts to sugar in your body.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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I drink a gallon of high quality whole milk approx every 4 days.

If 8.00 a gallon is the going rate then 8.00 a gallon is what I will pay.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:09 AM
 
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Milk isn't all that great for you. The "milk" industry tried to make us all believe it was the most "perfect" food and most people bought that propaganda. Milk is for calves. The mucus that builds up in the human body because of milk, cheese, etc is not the greatest for our health.

phew! im glad you didnt say chocolate milk-one of my favs!
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