http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/ ... f887a.html
National agriculture policy forces the implementation of a 1949 system for pricing milk if the country does not have an active farm bill. That antiquated policy uses a complex formula — based on costs of producing milk by hand and including inflation and other adjustments — that will force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy milk at nearly double the recent market price.
"Based on costs of producing milk by hand..."? Good to see our policies have been kept so up-to-date.
While I understand that an increase like this can have a real affect on some families, I would like to know how many of the people who will bitch the loudest about this wouldn't even blink an eye at paying $8 or more for 72 oz. of beer?
Any idea if the cost of organic would go up as well?