Don't have a cow -- dairy prices not doubling

New farm legislation will prevent a hike in the price of dairy products and other commodities.
Aaron Krause
Jan 7, 2013

Debbie Mullins joked she would have bought a cow if the price of a gallon of milk doubled to about $7 as feared by many.

Well, the Wakeman resident can put that thought completely out of her mind, now that new farm legislation will prevent a hike in the price of dairy products and other commodities.

Recently, the farm bill and its modern price supports were allowed to expire this year. Based on the decades-old law, a gallon of milk that sells for $3.50 today should almost double to about $7.

That will not happen, much to the relief of Mullins and others. A story about this subject was published in Saturday's Reflector.