Milk could skyrocket to eight dollars a gallon shortly if the farm bill is not passed. This will put a new ending on the “Got Milk?” advertising. You might be saying more often than not "no" to the "Got Milk" question, as it’s expected to go for double the price of a gallon of gasoline if the farm bill isn’t signed.
NBC reports on Oct. 29, that this isn’t a scare tactic, it is a very real possibility if the Congress fails to sign the farm bill. Without the bill, milk will most likely cost more for a gallon than some people make for an hourly wage.
The farmers need their subsidies and they won’t get them without this bill. The farm bill is tied up in the Food Stamp bill right now, which is a heated discussion in Congress these days.
NBC asked folks if they’d cut their milk buying if milk does hit eight dollars a gallon. Nicholas Bulloch, who was grocery shopping when NBC caught up with him, said that because he has a growing boy, he will almost have to ignore the price of milk. He'd have to make it up by putting less gas in the car.
This was the sentiment for some of folks with kids, even if it is a hardship, they have to get milk for their kids. Many others said they would cut their milk buying if it went that high. "Got Milk" is not going to be an easy sell anymore if the $8 a gallon price kicks in.