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Milk Prices Expected to Reach $5 a Gallon

By July 19, 2007

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Milk may do a body good, but don't expect it to do your wallet any good. Industry experts predict that by fall milk prices could reach $5 a gallon!

Why the increase? Gas prices, the drought and increased feed and farming costs are all said to play a part. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear: we're all about to pay more for the priviledge of carrying home a jug of moo juice.

Will the increase impact how much milk you consume? Do you think $5 a gallon is a reasonable price to pay? Are you already seeing an increase at the store? Share your thoughts.

Comments
July 19, 2007 at 5:15 pm
(1) Bill says:

Most companies that do business like Farmland Dairies in Wallington New Jersey will end up in the same situation because of the rising costs of litigation and liabilites…they should all from their mistakes…charity beverage usa is their customer read more at distributorship.com

July 19, 2007 at 11:01 pm
(2) Teresa says:

In Indiana the stores are selling gallons of 2% milk 2 for $4.00! Some places are around $3.00 for a gallon of 2%! I will not pay $5.00 for a gallon of milk. I will buy that powdered kind for recipes. We’ll find some other way to get our calcium!

July 20, 2007 at 11:30 pm
(3) Kaleanne says:

The farmer isn’t the one getting rich over the price of milk. His costs are going up and we are lucky we have had cheap milk until now. Compare it to the cost of any other drink and we still have a deal!!

July 22, 2007 at 4:08 pm
(4) LC says:

I don’t believe $5.00 for a gallon of milk is a deal. Farmers who use hormones to produce more milk and milk their cows till they bleed is not deal either. No thanks to the high cost of milk that is laden with hormones which are not good for you to begin with. We make our own soy-milk which is cheaper!

July 23, 2007 at 12:27 pm
(5) KB says:

My neighbor buys directly from a small farmer. I just recently started buying from him also. Milk is $2.00 a gallon and you have to separate the cream from the milk yourself…BONUS: heavy whipping cream for recipes or make your own butter! I made my own butter by getting the cream to room temperature and added a small amount of butter. (I did this in a canning jar…qt size) This requires a lot of shaking, but it is really cool to watch the butter form. I will be trying it in my mixer nex time! I think I will also add garlic to it…

July 23, 2007 at 12:28 pm
(6) KB says:

whoops…meant small amount of SALT…not butter!

July 25, 2007 at 3:30 am
(7) Lynne says:

I don’t think it is a bargain, especially with all the hormones and chemicals in it. I would still groan at $5./gal [but not as much] if those were NOT in the milk.

July 25, 2007 at 3:41 am
(8) Jan says:

Five dollars a gallon!!!! No way will I pay that much!!!!!!!

July 25, 2007 at 4:32 am
(9) Barbara says:

I have switched to organic soy and rice milks. It’s much better for you, anyway. Give it a try. Trader Joe’s is a good source, if you have one near you.

July 25, 2007 at 6:11 am
(10) Reva Egdal says:

…I am also along time Soy Milk consumer. As a previous commenter stated it is much healther…and I am currently paying close to $4.00 a gallon from a local supermarket and convenience store at this time. Not sure what the Fall will hold pricewise; but, the health factor counts alot in my book.

July 25, 2007 at 6:13 am
(11) Lisa says:

The problem with milk is that it’s a habit. However, it is certainly not a necessity and can be easily replaced, it’s a good time to give that organic vanilla soymilk a try eh?

July 25, 2007 at 6:20 am
(12) KD says:

If the $$ was actually going to the farmers I would have no problem paying it. But they aren’t the ones seeing the big payoff. Which is sad. :( Guess I’m going to start buying the powdered stuff! Yuck! :)
P.S. Barbara, Trader Joe’s is AWESOME!!! :)

July 25, 2007 at 6:34 am
(13) NM says:

Here in central Fl we are have been paying 4.19 a gallon for a while now. Can still find it for 2.50 at CVS stores for some reason. Why such a big difference I don’t know.
Have 3 grandkids that love milk with their evening meal so still have to buy it no matter what the cost.

July 25, 2007 at 6:39 am
(14) Cindy M says:

Good time to just quit the stuff, docs have been badmouthing its use for years, it’s not even good for the kiddies. I assume powdered milk will be higher in price also. Oh, well, I for one can do without it for the most part.

July 25, 2007 at 6:44 am
(15) Leanne says:

Milk here in Southeast Texas, at Wal-Mart even, isas high as A$4.36/gallon already. I have a two-year old that enjoys his milk each day, and a total of three kids who want cereal for breakast each morning. So, yes, we will pay $5.00 a gallon for milk. However, we will be trying out soy and rice milks to see how we like those and perhaps even make the switch.

July 25, 2007 at 7:08 am
(16) Dea says:

Recently paid $4.22 for a gallon of 1% in rural north central FL. And that’s the store-brand. TG Lee was over $5. So we buy powdered milk and mix it in with the regular milk until we come up on the expiration date, finish off the gallon, buy a new one and keep mixing. Powdered is a bit over half the cost of regular.

July 25, 2007 at 7:14 am
(17) Theresa Perez says:

Milk has already hit the $5.00 mark where I live in Fort Lauderdale. Actually $5.49….Yikes!

July 25, 2007 at 7:26 am
(18) Sandy says:

The increase in milk is long overdue. As mentioned earlier, it’s sad the farmers won’t see more increase for their efforts!
Here in Southern Maine you can still find a gallon of Skim milk for $3.59. Drive across the street to the local grocery store and you’d pay $4.10!

July 25, 2007 at 7:34 am
(19) cecil says:

IT’S NOT FIT FOR THE HOGS..I CAN LIVE WITH OUT IT.

July 25, 2007 at 7:51 am
(20) anne says:

$5.00 is outrageous, not reasonable. It will be especially hard on people with small budgets and small children. Even though I can afford it, now, I’ll be shopping for sales and trying out the soy and rice alternatives. I’m the only milk drinker left at my house and the gallons spoil before I can use it all.

Just to date myself, in elementary school we had a morning milk break – white milk cost 2 cents a half-pint and chocolate was 5 cents. I felt lucky when my mom gave me money for chocolate! The point to my story is all prices always rise. I will never again buy a Hersheys’s bar for a nickel or a bottle of coke for a dime!

I will also begin to cook with powdered milk or freeze my leftovers to cook with before it goes “off”.

By the way, a small pinch of salt added to a fresh carton of milk will extend its shelf-life. Salt is a preservative and a small pinch will not affect the milk’s flavor.

July 25, 2007 at 8:07 am
(21) Nena says:

Here in Alabama I can still get milk for $3.49 a gallon (watch for sales too) but, have paid as much as $6.29 (AHH!!)But, I and my family like milk well enough that, I will continue to buy it. It is a shame what the high gas prices are doing.

July 25, 2007 at 8:13 am
(22) Shawna says:

What I see happening because of this is that the dental expenses for the poor will skyrocket. After all, pop and kool-aid are already much cheaper than milk. With increases like this, I can see poor families not being able to even afford to buy milk for their kids and families. Sad, sad, sad.

July 25, 2007 at 8:26 am
(23) David says:

unsure why milk has risen so much lately, in the area where I live either Cosco or ALDI has the cheepest Skim milk 3.09 (Costco) 3.49 (aldi) but aldi had a sale or overstock of skim mill which was going for 1.75/gal with a sell by date 10 days in the future.

July 25, 2007 at 8:27 am
(24) donna says:

Here in Indiana the local walgreens has milk for $2.69 a gallon our supermarket sells it for $3.19.

July 25, 2007 at 8:34 am
(25) Jamie says:

Being a dairy farmer from Wisconsin, I’m glad to see that most people understand that farmers are NOT seeing the extra money coming in from rising milk prices. While we take our milk directly from the tank (can’t get fresher than that), prices around our area are $3.29 a gallon or so.

Also – for the record – not ALL farmers use hormones or chemicals to improve their cows’ milk production! Please don’t judge us all based on what you’ve heard!

July 25, 2007 at 8:47 am
(26) Kristi says:

I only buy milk from a locally operated dairy farm here in Maine…I can find it in any store and the only reason why I buy that kind over any other (no matter the price) is that they promise not to use artificial growth hormones. I think $5 a gal. seems like a shock to some people because they don’t realize how much inflation HASN’T affected milk up to this point.

July 25, 2007 at 8:47 am
(27) Greg says:

Ok, $5.00 for milk is ridiculous! Milk is not even the best source for calcium. There is no need for us to drink milk and charging $5.00 a gallon is not fair or right.

July 25, 2007 at 8:54 am
(28) Sharon says:

For some of us, my husband especially, milk is as much a necessity as gas! I grumble mightily at the price of gas per gallon because the rich just keep getting richer. The poor farmers in this land are not so. I don’t know what happens with the money getting from the consumer to them, but they seem to be on the short end no matter what. I appreciate their hard work and dedication to a job that, frankly, I would not want for any amount of money. We citizens don’t take a stand enough to get our prices where we want them. We can talk a mean email, but where is the action?

July 25, 2007 at 9:01 am
(29) Ellen says:

Glad to see I’m not the only one. Some good suggestions here, but I have 3 kids and milk is a fact of life. However, if I can find powdered milk I may try a box. It tastes like skim, but I remember getting used to that.

July 25, 2007 at 9:04 am
(30) Terry says:

Time to get the horse and rope and rustle som cattle (dairy cows) specifically.

July 25, 2007 at 9:11 am
(31) Tricia says:

Here in Hamilton, Ontario cheap milk is $3.99 (CDN)while some stores charge $5.19(CDN) for the same product. I’ve certainly decreased our usage but not due to costs. There are many other better sources of calcium and vitamin D.

July 25, 2007 at 9:17 am
(32) DotDot says:

Anything but soy milk I will never use that crap!!!

July 25, 2007 at 9:26 am
(33) Ceredwyn says:

I have two goats that I’m going to breed. We’re planning to switch to our own goat milk.

July 25, 2007 at 9:27 am
(34) MissJodi says:

It’s bound to happen. I agree, it’s not the farmers…. I did notice the other day that my local Walmart milk price was 3.74. Now and then I’ll see a teaser price of 1.99 or 2.19 elsewhere.

July 25, 2007 at 9:31 am
(35) AMy says:

While some farmers may not use hormones and excessive antibiotics, some do. It is impossible to tell just from looking at the label whether your milk has those additives in it. My family drinks soy until laws require the dairy industry to post a declaration on it’s label that shows if the milk came from cows who were fed hormones and antibiotics. In my opinion this would benefit farmers who choose not to use these methods, they would see an increase in sales while not jumping through hoops to get their product labeled organic. Personally I have developed a taste for 8th Continent lite chocolate, or lite plain soymilk.

July 25, 2007 at 9:40 am
(36) erindreg says:

Milk is a necessity for my family. I may try to use powdered milk for cooking so that I purchase less actual milk.
Soy milk isn’t an option for us because it is about $1/gallon higher than regular milk where I live. Also, while I don’t blame farmers for the increase, I do not feel sorry for them (except for when people stop buying milk and put them out of a job). I live in the heartland of America where farming is big business. I’ve NEVER met a poor farmer! My father-in-law was a dairy farmer for most of his life.

July 25, 2007 at 9:54 am
(37) Patti says:

Sooner or later, powdered milk will be nearly as high per reconstituted gallon as fresh milk. After all, it is made from fresh!

Having said that, I keep it in the cupboard and have cooked with it for years. Hubby is allergic to fresh milk, so the powdered is perfect for using in mac-n-cheese, muffin mixes, etc. Five tablespoons powdered milk makes a cup of milk. It’s easy to calculate from there if you need 1/4 cup or two cups for your recipe.

I tried soy milk several years ago. I like it on cereal. It tastes good on whole grain cereals, especially Cheerios. If it stays lower in price than fresh milk, I will probably start buying half gallons of it again.

But I’m addicted to my glass of skim milk with instant breakfast every morning, so I’ll keep buying it. I’ll just switch to a slightly smaller glass.

I’m thrilled to hear the tip of adding a pinch of salt will prolong the shelf life of fresh milk. If I cut back as I mentioned, there is the possibility that my gallon of fresh might need a boost on shelf life. I would like to know what is considered a “pinch”. 1/4 tsp? 1/2 tsp?

Patti in Colorado

July 25, 2007 at 10:13 am
(38) Debi says:

I have 2 growing boys who LOVE their milk. While I always buy organic I’m sure our milk consumption will decrease. My 7 year old would not have a problem downing a gallon of milk a DAY if you let him! Luckily he is also a good water drinker and doesn’t like soda pop much at all! I can get organic milk between $2.99 and $3.29 per half gallon here in South Jersey. Will just have to watch and see – we heard rumors gas was supposed to reach $4.00 a gallon by summer and we are at $2.71 currently ( it’s gone down the last few days) So I will not worry until I actually see it happening in my area!
Be well all!

July 25, 2007 at 10:32 am
(39) Judy says:

There had been times when we paid $1.99 for a gallon of milk and it is now $4.34. I understand about the farmers and the feed for the cows going up, but I don’t think $5.00 a gallon is fair. If it gets to $5.00, I feel the consumption will drop.

July 25, 2007 at 10:47 am
(40) Alice says:

Get the government out of the farming business and let the farmers do their thing in their own way like it was done years ago.

July 25, 2007 at 11:21 am
(41) Monica says:

I have noticed the prices rising in milk within the past few years, and have already switched to powdered for my consumption needs – and just a note: even powdered milk has risen greatly in price in the past year!

July 25, 2007 at 11:37 am
(42) Wendy says:

USING SOY?
For those using soy milk and think it’s much healthier, you might want to research the health of soy. Soy can mess up your thyroid. There were research articles published within the past few years about the harm of using soy for children–same issue. You might want to read up about these issues on-line before you decide to continue with soy. I guess that leaves….water. :-)

July 25, 2007 at 11:41 am
(43) Joyce Otero says:

I have been using powdered milk for many years. Most of the time I mix it half and half with 1% or 2% fresh milk, but we will also drink it plain. I do use it plain for cooking. Here is a tip for making it taste better for drinking. Mix it after dinner for use the next morning. I have read that the lactose takes about 12 hours to fully disolve, and that will improve the taste. I usually mix up 3 – 4 one half gallon rubbermaid pitchers at a time. (I have separate off white pitchers just for milk.) Hope this will help some of you enjoy powered milk a little better.

Also, for a long time I have been making hot cocoa mix with powdered milk.

3 1/2 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup powdered coffee creamer
(optional-for extra richness)

I actually leave out the sugar and let everyone sweeten to taste or use sugar substitute.

July 25, 2007 at 11:49 am
(44) LuckyGirl says:

5 bucks of my hard-earned money for a gallon of milk (and the farmer isn’t getting any of the profits)? No way! I save a lot of money by getting a clean, empty gallon milk jug. I then fill it with half a gallon of milk and half a gallon of dry milk that I’ve prepared. Add a pinch of salt and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and shake well. (The vanilla offsets the taste of the dry milk.) This is how I stretch a half-gallon of milk to a gallon. I also like extend a gallon of milk into two gallons, and throwing the second gallon into the freezer for later.

July 25, 2007 at 11:50 am
(45) trailergranny says:

I am on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay even the $3.79 a gallon current price in Charlottesville, VA. I buy powdered milk because it is cheaper but it has gone up $2. I pay $12 now for a large box. I need the calcium because I am borderline osteoporsis but can’t absorb it properly from supplements. trailergranny

July 25, 2007 at 11:55 am
(46) Karen says:

We are going to cut down on our use of milk. I no longer buy my milk at the local grocer but am buying at the price clubs. I was absolutly shocked at the price climb. One thing consumers have on their side is to just not buy it and let it rot on the shelf at the grocers. I think we should boycott milk. Let the higher ups decide what to do with their rotten milk!

July 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm
(47) Cindy says:

I love milk. My fingernails have gotten longer and stronger since I started drinking it again. I am upset about the rising cost as well, especially since I have fallen in love with milk again. Also, I have four children and they love milk. Looks like we will be going the soy route.

I have from my father who is retired and doesn’t use that much milk. He has been doing this successfully for about 3 years now.

He buys 2 gallons of skim milk at a time because here in southern California many of the groceries give you a break when you buy 2. It is now up to $6.19 for 2 gallons. If you buy one gallon alone it costs $3.99.

He purchases two gallons of skim milk. He opens one carton and pours out about a cup from it and places that amount into another container and places it in the fridge or just uses it. He replaces the cap back on the carton and puts that in the freezer so that it will keep and there is open space at the top of the carton for the frozen milk.

His other gallon of milk will be used in the fridge, though sometimes he has frozen both. So when he is getting about half way through his gallon in the fridge he then places the frozen milk into the refrigerator to let it thaw.

I’m sure there are other ways to do this to make it work for people who do not use that much milk at a time.

Also if I recall, this will not work with milk with fat, my father said he has only been successful with skim milk. I’ve tasted his milk and it tastes fine, if you like skim!

July 25, 2007 at 12:13 pm
(48) Katherine says:

Right now, milk is $2.99 per gallon. It was up to $4.99 per gallon and I did not buy it then. I also will not buy soy milk because that stuff is just plain nasty! Yes, I’ve tried the soy and the almond and the rice milks and I don’t like the taste or the texture of these things and they cost $3.99 per 32 ounces! Way more expensive and not any better than real milk.

July 25, 2007 at 1:31 pm
(49) Stacie says:

Vanilla soy milk is the BEST in cereal!!! and you can buy lowfat as well!

July 25, 2007 at 2:02 pm
(50) sue says:

As for the poor w/ children, as long as they qualify, they can use WIC or food stamps to buy milk.I have cut back and only buy one gallon of milk a week and have always used powdered milk for cooking but that is going up in price too.

July 25, 2007 at 2:07 pm
(51) Jenna says:

I have to confess… I’ll be getting creative with the budget to keep buying milk, but as I have a few health issues that mean at times its the only thing I can really stomach… I’ll just have to cut corners elsewhere.

Dry milk for cooking, fresh for drinking. I’m lucky enough that I can get most of my milk right from a local farmer. And as HE’S the one really getting the shaft from the system, any little bit I can do to keep small farms going I will. Boycotting milk will only cause more and more local farms to faulter and die. Don’t blame the farmer… I know too many that aren’t sure how they are going to keep food on their OWN tables.

If you are really concerned about how the milk is treated before it gets to you, take the time AND the responsibility to track down a local source.

As for soy milk? Cramps my stomach something fierce. No thanks.

July 25, 2007 at 2:10 pm
(52) Heather says:

Luckily, I live in a community where the local milk comes from a co-op of dairy farmers who have all agreed (for many years now) not to add hormones to their milk from grass feed cattle. Still, I am willing to go a step further and buy their organic milk at a cost of about $6/gallon.

How much is a gallon of cooking oil? A gallon of gasoline? A gallon of good orange juice? Heck, a gallon of “Spring Water”? Put it in perspective…

I cannot fathom how people could complaign about the cost of a gallon of milk,then pay over $4 per PINT of milk with some coffee and chocolate added for flavoring!

July 25, 2007 at 2:21 pm
(53) Mary says:

I’m with Heather. At over $1.25 for each 20 oz bottle of pop or water, then a gallon of milk at $5 is not so bad.

July 25, 2007 at 2:23 pm
(54) Sharon says:

I grew up on a farm and now my brother has taken over the farm. It is a dirty shame that people are led to believe that the farmer is making all the money with the increase in milk, when really it is the middle-man—-not the farmer.

July 25, 2007 at 2:40 pm
(55) Cynthia Durham says:

Personally, I am buying another milk goat. FYI, I learned to milk a goat out of a book–The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery. This excellent book will teach you everything you need to know to begin to care for goats. Milking a goat can be somewhat akin to riding a bull in the rodeo. I just thought I would warn everyone. The life we live is not for everyone, especially those who do not like to get dirty. However, fresh goat milk, appropriately strained, and quickly chilled has no difference in taste from cow’s milk. The thing is you must strain it judiciously and chill it immediately. I do not bother to pasturize my milk. It’s from healthy animals, probably healthier than I am. Saanens, Alpines and Toggenburg goats give the most milk, IMHO. I like Toggs, but I’m getting a Saanen in a couple of weeks, I hope. Good luck to all prospective milkers!

July 25, 2007 at 3:25 pm
(56) Jan says:

I never knew you could freeze a gallon of milk. That’s great because sometimes our store will mark down milk that’s about to expire, so next time we’ll get extra and freeze. We’ve been using the large box of dry milk just fine in our baking and coffee, but it’s price goes up along with fresh.
We’re trying to stick with skim and dry milk because of the fat content, but if it all gets too pricey I guess we’ll try the soy.

July 25, 2007 at 3:54 pm
(57) slm says:

I just read the first 3 or 4 comments and had to stop. All though I am not a farmer I come form a family that has a lot of farmers in it and I have NEVER known or heard of a farmer that millked his cows until they bleed. Where do things like this come from ? My guess is there was an incident of someone doing this and the next thing you know every one of those awful farmers are gulity. Most farmers take very good care of their livestock, after all that is how the make their living.

July 25, 2007 at 5:25 pm
(58) Nancy says:

I have been reading some of the comments. I’m not a “farmer” now, but I’m the kid, grandkid, greatgran (back many generations) of farm stock. (1st) the farmer who hurts his milk cow, hurts his livelyhood and more. (2nd) I use to live in a area that had a very lot of dairy farmers (outside of Riverside, Ca. Then the “devlopers” came in, started building houses just outside the dairy farms fences. The new homeowners “objected” to the smell of the cows. The new housing raise the farmers land taxed by (in some cases) 2000%…and the diary farmers lost everything and so did anyone wanting milk.

The cost of milk going up? Think about it.

July 25, 2007 at 5:30 pm
(59) Mick Dooley says:

Three words, Drink Soy Milk. It really astounds me how many people cannot change what they eat and drink, and hang onto “what they know” insted of investigating the world of food that is out there beyond your typical food store. Wake Up People!

July 25, 2007 at 6:23 pm
(60) Carolyn says:

Milk as of July 25 is about $4.33 a gallon at my nearby store in Houston, but soy milk is much higher. One half-gallon is $3.25 at least. I will keep buying milk because it has always been a big part of my diet, and I love it, but I may buy less at $5.00. I envy those of you who can buy raw milk direct from the dairy. It is illegal in Texas to sell un-homogenized milk. I think it should be legal.

July 25, 2007 at 7:24 pm
(61) Karen Boblett says:

I live in a Dairy state and I can’t believe that will happen, but if it does; we’ll stop buying it. Besides the farmers are already getting subsidy checks and using cheap illegal labor (well that is a ?). Most dairy farms now are 500 plus cows and are a business not a hobby farm. No wonder the increase.

July 25, 2007 at 7:45 pm
(62) Elga says:

I am truly sorry about the rise in gas prices and in milk prices and in so many other things, but this is our fault. We vote for republicans who believe in wars that cause our gas price to go up that cause our milk to go up. What is even sadder is that many people really can’t complain, because many do not vote.
Please vote in 2008 and allow the nation to once again be for the people not for self-interest groups.

July 25, 2007 at 8:51 pm
(63) Leslie says:

Barbara Kingsolver has a new book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which is humorous and educational.

The short of it: her family moved from Arizona to a farm in her husband’s family. They made the decision to buy/ grow local veggies and meat for a year.

Remember – this is a city-raised family!
The book tells how to make your own dairy products, can and freeze food, and has recipes and a Web site.

http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.

Leslie
Huntsville, Texas

July 25, 2007 at 11:53 pm
(64) Wendy in Birmingham, AL says:

I have paid $4.00 – $6.00 a gallon for organic milk for over 5 years! I am as frugal as they come (I even make all of my own bread, etc.) but, this is something I will NOT compromise on!

Hormones and pesticides in milk are not acceptable in my household! You really get what you pay for! It is only a few dollars, and you have the peace of mind of knowing you are not drinking antibiotics and bug spray!

July 26, 2007 at 7:29 am
(65) dink says:

I, and my whole family, drink way more milk than anyone else we know. I think the actual craving we have (I could tell you about 2AM trips to the store that my brother and I have made -in our 50s! – to convince you, if you want to hear them!) must be genetic.
However, all of us are no longer drinking 1/2 to 1 gal. of milk a day.
And, it will certainly decrease more.
Dairy cows are NOT FED corn, which is one of the reasons I’ve heard for the price increase. And, if I’m remembering correctly, the dairy industry is one of the most heavily subsidized by “The Government”…that means US, folks, as taxpayers.
Small, individual dairy farmers, just like small, individual family gardening farmers, are being driven out of business by conglomerates.
I think we need to (1)watch who we vote for; (2)put our money where our mouth is and our thoughts are – don’t buy inordinately, and unnecessary, high priced of ANYTHING!

July 26, 2007 at 3:51 pm
(66) Rebecca says:

Dont have a problem with the price and no it wont alter my buying of milk – the farmers have feed us for so long for so little, why complain.

July 26, 2007 at 7:23 pm
(67) Karin says:

My suggestion is to buy a nice soymilk maker, spend a bit extra on some organic soybeans and you will never have to carry home a jug of MOO

July 26, 2007 at 7:57 pm
(68) Wanda O says:

I think that $5 for gallon of milk is crazy!!! I have 3 teens that LOVE their milk. May have to look into soy or rice milk, but do they taste okay??? I live in middle MN, a smaller town, and milk that the SA station is going for 2 gallons for $6 and they have a program that after you buy 12 you get the 13th gallon free. If it gets much higher though, I don’t think that I’ll be able to keep buying it. Unfortunately, we have a baby coming in Dec, I don’t know how my daughter will afford to buy milk for the baby.
Wish I could find a farmer close that sold milk right from the farm.

July 27, 2007 at 12:34 am
(69) Joel Thomas says:

Funny how people have plenty of money for bottled water and pop with no nutritional value but complain about the price of milk which is much cheaper than the water and pop.

July 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm
(70) Lenora Young says:

Think how many times a person will walk into a gas station & buy soda pop for over a dollar several times a day.Cigarettes,for how much a day?Candy & Junk food,etc! None of it has any nutritional value & is actually harmful! Excuse me but,Why are people complaining about the price of milk?They should be complaining that our sons & daughters,Husbands & wives, Fathers & mothers are getting killed over in this stupid War!!!Come on people think about it!

July 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm
(71) Sandy says:

I’m not much of a milk drinker. Don’t plan to pay $5.00 gal. just brought some powdered milk for recepies. I thought the prices were going up because farmers are now selling most of the corn to alternative fuel makers.

August 1, 2007 at 10:40 am
(72) Char says:

72. I paid $5.29 for a gallon of Mayfield skim milk last week at my local Piggly Wiggly. This is rediculous. I’m considering powdered milk; however, I have not checked the prices (it may be just as high).

July 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm
(73) Bev says:

Goat milk is much better for you than cow’s milk. You want to get it from someone you know who has goats or get a goat or two for yourself. A Nigerian Dwarf is a good goat for a small family, they are small and don’t give a gallon or more a day which is more than a small family can use. Tey can be kept in a lot of city or suburban areas now since they are small. They also can be bred year round and not just in the fall.

Larger families that have land might want a full sized dairy goat.They are easier to milk than a small goat and give very good milk.

Our grain and hay prices have gone up quite a bit since last year and we are in a state that grows alfalfa, but fuel prices and corn prices have all gone way up in price. Corn is being diverted to ethanol and is driving up our grain prices.

July 28, 2008 at 6:45 pm
(74) Fred says:

What is the legal maximum price per gallon of milk in New Jersey?

October 6, 2008 at 2:32 pm
(75) Romeo says:

you know in philippines goat milk are very expensive 2 dollars per 1 letter..but its ok its good for the health

May 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm
(76) ray cody says:

I will quit byying milk , if prices go much higher

January 1, 2013 at 11:28 am
(77) WM says:

When everyone starts to consume and gaither the organic and Soy, etc. milks then the prices of them will also go up as well. So no matter what happens we all are going to pay for the cost of milk. Unless we just quiet buying it altogether.

September 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm
(78) aw says:

Everyone is forgeting the one important factor. Ethanol. Animal feed –corn– is going into our gas tanks and that affects every animal feed, hence high beef, pork, chicken etc prices. Every item on the dairy wall in your stores is effected. The rest of the world is condeming us that we are burning food instead of feeding the hungry.

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