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December 28, 2012

Milk prices could skyrocket with lack of farm bill

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JOHNSTOWN —

Farm bill facts

• Renewable every five years.

• Current bill expires Tuesday.

• Goal is to develop food policy and help control prices.• No renewal means 1949 federal price controls for milk.

• Price for milk and other dairy will be based on inflation rates.

• In Pennsylvania, the price of a gallon of whole milk, now at $4.10, could jump to $6.86 per gallon without legislative action.

 

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