Local farmers on the Dairy Cliff

Posted on: 6:37 pm, December 28, 2012, by , updated on: 07:31pm, December 28, 2012

FRANKLINVILLE, N.C. — The “Dairy Cliff” refers to laws that are set to expire on Monday, and if they aren’t renewed, it could cost consumers a significant amount of money .

The government has been subsidizing milk prices for years, as part of the annual Farm Bill, so if a new bill isn’t proposed by January, the government could have to use an old pricing system which could make dairy prices double.