(CNS News) In the midst of this lingering recession, Americans may have doubts about what Congress can do to help repair the economy – but very few would expect Congress to do something intentional to drive up the price of our milk, a classic indicator of economic health and the buying power of the American family.
Yet, your future trips to the grocery store could prove painful as the price of milk is jacked up, higher and higher, affecting all dairy-related products from pizza to yogurt. That is on top of a 2% increase in food prices over the past year PLUS lost job opportunities and the waste of perfectly good potential resources, all thanks to legislation creeping through Congress.
The culprit is a disturbing, Soviet-style, price-hiking scheme called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP). Hidden deep within the nearly $1 trillion "Farm Bill" (the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act), this provision would force dairy farmers to artificially constrict supply.
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