Price Of Inaction

Impasse On Farm Bill Could Drive Up Cost Of Dairy Products

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Posted: December 28, 2012

Aubrey Kee, 90, of Harrisonburg checks out a half-gallon of milk at Red Front Supermarket in Harrisonburg on Thursday. A congressional deadlock on farm legislation has the potential to double dairy prices. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Cheryl Parker of Chesapeake shops for milk at Red Front Supermarket in Harrisonburg on Thursday. The price of dairy products could rise sharply if Congress doesn’t act on a farm bill.
“Cheap” milk waits for a buyer at Red Front Supermarket in Harrisonburg.

HARRISONBURG — Americans already soured over Congress’ inability to work together could have another grievance come next year: the price of milk.

Without a new farm bill in place by the...



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