Dairy farmers warn of milk price jump
COOPERSVILLE, Mich. -- The dairy farmers of America have a warning. They claim that if the country goes off the fiscal cliff, milk will cost $6 per gallon.
Some of the government spending that would be cut in January goes straight to American farmers.
The government currently sets the minimum amount that companies pay farmers for milk.
But without new legislation prices will spike to what they were in the 1930s.
"I get up seven days a week because I have a job to do, and the cows behind me here expect me to do my job, and I feel the same way about our lawmakers," Marle Langeland said.
Companies that buy milk from dairy farmers would be forced to pass that onto the consumer.