So, CNN broke down the situation like this. “In order to keep dairy farmers in buisinesses, the government agrees to buy milk and other products if the price gets too low. The current aggriculture bill has a formula that means the government steps in if the price of milk were to drop roughly from its current national average of about $3.65 a gallon.” Sooo… in a nutshell, it seems like just when prices for gas were easing their way down we now have to spend that money so we’re not eating dry cereal.