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#1 lumabean

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

Just saw this video on Katzcradul's YouTube channel.

Scary thought, but at this point little would really surprise me.


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

Well, non subsized/adjusted prices should already be that so I guess it wouldn't be a surpise. I don't buy millk from a store we get it from a farmer so it's raw and pay about $6 for a half gallon. Now I've already noticed cheese prices have jumped quite a bit over the last couple of months at the restaurant bulk store we buy from.

I'm sure we'll see prices on just about everything jump this coming spring thanks to the drought too.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

name brand here is almost $6 and I just paid $4 a gallon of store brand so yeah I can see it happening unfortunately
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

Easily.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:14 AM

Yep

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

I think we're spoiled here, I think the milk the other day was $3.85/gallon at Wal-Mart. The convenience store is under $4 as well. $7/gallon would be almost double.

Wondering too how the rest of the cheese, etc will continue to rise as well.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

Paying over $6/gal for orange juice. I don't even like to think about the current cost of coffee. So, it's not suprising.

Luma, isn't there a PA dairy board or something that sets our milk prices? You see those signs "Lowest price allowed by state law". It never goes on sale like it does in other states.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

We pay $2.60 per half gallon already. Our prices for everything are very disporportionately high in CO. <_< They call it the "Beauty Tax" .

So if we double, it sure wouldn't be $7/gal.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

Milk subsidies and price controls are one of the main reasons that small farmers and dairies cannot compete. People complain that they cannot get raw, organic milk locally, but are unwilling to pay the unsubsidized price. I can produce raw, organic goat milk at the unsubsidized price and would do so if I had a decent customer base. As it is, what we don't use in the house is animal feed. I have 10 or 11 does that are freshening this spring but it won't pay me to keep and milk all of them. I'll probably have to sell a few off. I'd rather keep the does and sell the milk at the unsubsidized price.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

I think its higher at my store, Mt Rider! I do see 7$ per gallon easily on my local economy.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

Good thing there is no inflation, things could be really bad!
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

At the local WM, milk is $3.16/gallon. Hubby drinks that. i get mine from a dairy farmer that doesn't use hormones or antibiotics routinely. It costs $4.00/half-gallon. Hubby only wants store bought.

How much milk costs depends on where it is bought also. Other WMs in the same general area (25 mile radius) have prices ranging from $3.98 to the $3.16 where I shop.

Hubby has already cut down on how much milk he drinks and I use dry for cooking. For my milk, I only drink 1/2 gallon per week. Mine will probably go up as the cost of feed has jumped.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

Yeah, I should add the the milk we buy is "No growth hormone....etc" brand of milk. So it's not the generic WM range of milk pricing.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

Local store is over 4$ already. They were talking about milk prices going up on fox news last night. It had to do with certain legislation for price controls or something affecting the dairy farmers that is legislative. Not good. Bad enough the feed and hay are so skimpy and expensive already. I feel badly for the youngest children who really need milk.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Now that the boys are grown and out on their own we don't use that much milk. Hubby uses it for his coffee. I have it in my oatmeal or creme of wheat and every once in a while I will make pudding. I would say we go through a half a gallon a week at the most. I need to increase my supply of dry milk because I have been cooking with it more and more since we don't have a steady supply of milk in the house.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

I saw that OOTO, I was curious so I looked up their website, and they've got the January 2013 prices posted. I didn't know there were something like 4-5 zones (all with different minimum prices -- close, but slightly different) based on different factors. It was interesting (though confusing lol).

My son and nephew drink a lot of milk. For awhile, my husband would joke that he should just get then their own cow. I wish we could ....

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

We're not milk drinkers...so I stock powdered milk, evaporated canned milk and a few packages of "shelf stable" milk. If I just have a terrible hankering for a glass of milk, I bite the bullet and pay the $$ for a small bottle of milk that is about the size of a glass.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:47 AM

Heard on the news that they kicked the can down the road for one year. Extension of the farm bill. Can't expect them to deal with anything, just kicking the can down the road and then wonder why things are tanked.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

Ya know.....iffen I wasn't supposed to know better....I'd say they're writing fictional TV episodes, complete with ELEVENTH HOUR solutions and CLIFF HANGERS.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

Well, non subsized/adjusted prices should already be that so I guess it wouldn't be a surpise.


Bingo - so much crap is subsidized by other taxpayers that most people have no real knowledge of actual costs. I'd happily pay $7/gal for milk if uncle sam would stop robbing me to pay farm subsidies. Then it is my choice.
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