MOUNT VERNON — Ice cream, milk and other dairy products could cost consumers more this year — an issue only coincidentally timed with new year’s “Fiscal Cliff.”
Dairy farmers know the issues, but dairy pricing may be news to consumers. The current federal Farm Bill expired Sept. 30, and guaranteed a minimum price for dairy products. As a result of the bill’s expiration, unless new legislation is approved, milk prices could climb from an average $3.60 a gallon to $7 a gallon.
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