Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says milk prices in stores across New York could double if the Farm Bill isn’t renewed.
The senator says the country will start to revert to 1940’s era agriculture policy if a new Farm Bill isn’t passed in the future. According to the National Milk Producers Federation, government purchases of dairy products under the outdated law could cause milk prices to rise above $6 per gallon.
The Farm Bill is proposed every five to seven years and provides farm and food policy for the nation. The 2012 Farm Bill passed the Senate on June 21 by a bipartisan vote of 64 to 35, but it remains stalled in the House of Representatives.
The 2008 Farm Bill was set to expire on Sept. 30.