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View Poll Results: Has milk prices made you stop or cut back on buying milk?
Yes 5 18.52%
No 22 81.48%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

Old 06-24-2007, 11:18 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, I don't buy much milk anymore because of the price of milk. Here in Cookeville Tennessee milk at Krogers is 3.45 a gallon.

News, From milk to meat, US food prices spike upward

ATLANTA and BOSTON - A gallon of milk in Birmingham, Ala., is expected to cost $4.50 this summer, perhaps more. At Wetzel's Market in Glen Rock, Pa., the New York strip steaks that were on sale for $4.99 a pound last Fourth of July will be $6.99 this year. In Boston, some shoppers report checkout prices on certain items that are 30 percent higher now than last summer.

From milk to meat, US food prices spike upward - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:29 PM
Location: Blankity-blank!
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I usually buy groceries at ALDI, because the quality is good and the prices are less than huge retailers such as Kroger. But the ALDI prices have also jumped, I estimate about 25-30% on various dairy products. They are still cheaper than Kroger.
You didn't list a source of your news, but I wonder if the rise in prices is due to higher transportation costs.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:38 PM
Location: Home is where we park it.
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It would be a safe bet that the price jump is due to higher gas prices.

I don't buy much milk cause I don't DRINK much milk. Liz
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:34 PM
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As oil production begins to peak, the price of transporting the items from the farm to your local grocery store continues to spike up. Part of what you are paying for is shipping, no matter what you purchase, and as fuel prices go up, shipping prices go up. It does not matter WHAT store you shop at, the prices will continue to go up, it is just the way the business works.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:41 PM
Location: Beautiful TN!
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Guess it is time to buy the cow, milk the cow, and drink fresh milk.
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:22 PM
Location: friendswood texas
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I've cut back on how much I buy. Our family used to go through 5 gallons a week and we have cut back to two. I am limiting recipes that call for milk and just saving it for our kids now.
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:45 AM
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Maybe time to do a bit more local shopping, buying from farmers markets, if/where available...
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:20 AM
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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We are seeing higher numbers at the food pantries this year, mostly because of the rise in food costs. The limited income population has been hit hard this year, between the costs of heating and traveling fuels and the cost of food.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:20 AM
Location: SW MO
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Another reason for the jump in price is the supply-demand for corn, which is the main ingredient in many animal feeds. In my area we were very dry last year, and the corn growers really suffered. Add to that the increase in ethanol use and the demand rose faster than the supply. My father-in-law raises chickens and pigs and his feed prices jumped by about 25% so he had to raise his egg prices and won't make much profit when the little piggies go to market.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:37 AM
Location: Southern NC
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We haven't cut back at all....my kids have to have cereal....
Food Lion has free milk tickets you get with every shopping trip...collect 6 and you get a free gallon.
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