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Friday, July 31, 2009

Breaking News: Milk, Cheese, and Butter

By Kellene Bishop at Prepareness Pro

The Agriculture Department is raising prices on your dairy products. (How they have the authority to do this is beyond me, but for now, it is what it is.)

breaking-news-milk-cows-istock000003721058Farmers claim that it costs more to make milk than they get to sell it. Guess what that means? Can you say milk shortage?? In June of this year, The National Milk Producers Federation said they would PAY farmers to slaughter diary cows in order to manipulate the prices higher based on “supply and demand.” (Despicable, I know.)

Michael Swanson, chief economist at Wells Fargo, told Bloomberg, “The milk price remains well below the total cost of production.”

Cheese is expected to increase in price SIGNIFICANTLY as is butter. What does this mean to you? Start buying cheese and butter while you can afford it, and then wax or can it so that you can have it on hand!

breaking-news-challenge-butterBy the way, on the internet you’ll find .50 cent off Challenge Butter coupons, $1.00 off coupon of any two pounds of cheese, plus a .75 cents off coupon of a gallon of milk. (There’s also a .75 cents off of any kind of yogurt.)

To capitalize on these coupons, go to coupons.com. If these offers don’t work for your zip code, enter in 84097. You may also want to use zip code 19542. Albertson’s has a double coupon out this week making your cheese, butter, yogurt, and milk VERY affordable. Limit is printing 2 coupon per computer.

Copyright 2009 Kellene Bishop. All rights reserved. You are welcome to repost this information so long as it is credited to Kellene Bishop.

4 comments:

Phelan said...

HI, Milk maid here. Those that sell their milk to the general public through stores, sell their milk through a co-op. The laws in place only allow so much money to be paid to the farmers. Currently many farmers are losing $1,000 a year per cow because of this. Farmers get paid on average $1.15 per gallon, while it takes on average $1.25+ to make that same gallon. Dairy farmers are going out of business like crazy because of this. Most the money you pay for a gallon of milk at the store, goes to the co-op not the farmer.

All this is wrong, and shouldn't be controlled by the USDA, but it is. Best way to combat it is to buy direct from farmers. You will have to check your States laws to see if it is even legal. Sometimes you will send more on the milk going directly to the farmer, sometimes you spend the same as a store. But at least you will know what is in your milk. Cow share programs are also a good place to look if buying milk directly is illegal in your state.

Phelan

Kansas Prepper

tweell said...

Hmm. I was wondering how long it would take before the FedGov stepped in, dairies expanded when milk went to $4/gallon and now are failing left and right. I might pick up another 50 pound bag or two of powdered milk, at the local co-op those are going for just $50 each.

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preparednesspro said...

Tweell, that's a great idea. I've been stocking up on my cheese, butter and milk powder as well. Buying in bulk brings down the price of milk to about $1.27/gallon, an excellent deal in my opinion. http://bit.ly/2x45V

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