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Nation's leaders avoid raising milk prices to $8 per gallon

Andy Ouriel • Jan 1, 2013 at 6:33 AM

By extending a farm bill Sunday, politicians in Washington, D.C., avoided souring the new year for dairy farmers, local pasteurizing plants and ice cream lovers throughout America.

But, just like milk's short shelf life, officials only agreed to a temporary solution expiring in 12 months — re-igniting fears of milk prices darting to possibly $8 a gallon by 2014.

For more on the farm bill extension and what it means for local dairy producers, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

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