That’s utter BS! They most certainly DO! They set the price for what dairy farmers may MAKE, and they set the price for what tradesmen purchasing the milk may charge. If that’s not “setting the price for milk”, I don’t know what is.
Add to that, that the gov’t stores OVERsupply of milk products to purposely cause phoney shortages, and what else would you call than the “government setting prices?”
They simply say you can’t sell it below cost. (I DO NOT agree with the 6% profit margin.)
And that’s not setting prices. <-if the sarcasm isn’t obvious, it ought to be.->
YES…I SUPPORT putting punative tarriffs on countries which try to destroy our industries and jobs though subsidized industries selling below cost. Yes I support removing countries from our “most favored nation” trade status when they put up barriers to OUR products…(sold at or above actual cost).
I support FAIR FREE TRADE…not free trade. One of my points of departure with utopian libertarian views.
This is anything BUT "FAIR free trade."
Dairy farmers are going BROKE due to government subsidizing. And the (don’t go into shock here) the UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE is poor dairy farmers with people who don’t know they’re paying actually paying $8/gallon via taxes, but the dairy farmers never see it!