AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The dairy industry could soon be experiencing some tough times ahead...
The federal farm bill is one of the many items caught-up in the so-called, "fiscal cliff" that's going on in Washington. Without the legislation, our country's dairy policy would revert back to a law from 1949, which would affect your future trips to the grocery store.
If a fiscal agreement isn't reached, it's likely a new farm bill won't pass. Experts say we could see the price of a gallon of milk could shoot up to $6; a price that consumers say they're not ready to pay.
"We drink a lot of milk-we're only two people and that's high. Six dollars is high...I hope it doesn't go that high", said Marie Rossi of Agawam.
"It would be really awful…would make life really difficult. Everybody drinks it in my household, so we do go through a lot of [milk]", said Carla Cooper of Agawam.
Not only are consumers fearful of these high prices, but also the American farmers--who are already struggling to make a living in today's society.