Some Shoppers Stocking up on Milk as "The Dairy Cliff Looms"

by Katie Wiedemann, Reporter

Jim Mitchell selects a gallon of milk at a Milwaukee grocery store on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. While the nation inches toward the economic fiscal cliff, a lesser-known dairy cliff also looms that could send milk prices as high as $6 per gallon if Congress doesn't act in time. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)


By Katie Wiedemann

DUBUQUE, Iowa - As the Fiscal Cliff looms, Many Iowans are also focused on what some are calling the "dairy cliff"

Part of the fiscal cliff includes a new farm bill. Without a deal soon, milk prices could possibly double.

On Monday, the House and Senate Ag committees reached a deal to avoid that by extending the farm bill for one year. But House leaders have yet to even schedule a vote.

The busy new year's eve rush is on in Hy-Vee's liquor aisle.
But the title of the day's "most purchased drink", champagne might have some competition.

Randy Bublitz said, "I can't eat with beer or nothing like that. I got have milk with my meals. "

A few aisles away milk is flying off the shelves.

Shopper Jeff Montgomery said, "I have heard if the fiscal cliff thing doesn't go through were going to be paying like $8 for a gallon of milk. It's ridiculous. "

Julie Bryan said, "I will still buy it. I still would serve it in my home. Just because I feel it's important for my kids and our health. "

"It's for bones and growth", said Montgomery. It's calcium and it's just important. "

It's Important enough for some to grab an extra gallon of milk, just in case.

"I'll probably stuck up as much as I can. I don't like to stock up too much because it goes bad before I get it all drank up," said Bublitz.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG