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November milk prices expected to increase 30 cents (NOW EXCEEDS gas in some places)
AGRI-VIEW ^ | Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:00 am | N/A

Posted on 12/28/2012 5:41:49 AM PST by GailA

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To: roostercashews

All I know is that you could smuggle in 25 pounds of premium marijuana from Mexico, and the PA State Police would be less interested than if you tried to smuggle in two gallons of milk from Ohio.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 8:10:15 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Big_Harry
If people knew the amount of labor that goes into producing a gallon of milk, they would pay $10.00/gal. and tip the farmer besides! When farm subsidies are considered, we are already paying more for a gallon than the sticker price.

You got it right but I have to say that I wouldn't pay that much money for something I really can do without. Just like I did with Orange Juice.

22 posted on 12/28/2012 8:16:15 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Big_Harry

I’d pay $10 for real fresh outta the cow milk but not for that watered down slop sold at the grocery stores.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 8:18:31 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bgill

Same here, I pay 6.75 for real fresh outta the cow milk. Worth every penny!

(in PA)


24 posted on 12/28/2012 8:46:22 AM PST by free me
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To: OldCountryBoy; metmom

As a former dairy worker, i think people have to consider that unlike soda - which cost about 1.20 average i think for 67 ounces, but which really needs no refrigeration and can be stored for months, and is just sugar and flavoring - milk, which is about $1.75 for 64 ounces, requires expensive cows be feed, cared for and milked 2- 3 times a day, 365 days a year, and the milk kept under almost constant refrigeration from that time, except for being processed (clarified, pasteurized, homogenized) and delivered at least twice a week, all within about 4 days after the milk came from the cow.

And then there are the milk cases, which we used to lose about half of each year.

Kind of helps keep things in perspective.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 9:50:33 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

Poultry embryos, strips of swine flesh and bovine mammary excrement. BUMP.


26 posted on 12/28/2012 9:54:43 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: OldCountryBoy

What I don’t see being discussed is why “the government” wouldn’t simply adjust their buying, and allow the market to normalize.

Is there some other ridiculous regulation in place that disallows the normalization?

Yes. It’s called common sense. Something that is not allowed in government.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 10:11:14 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: daniel1212

And then there are the milk cases, which we used to lose about half of each year.

XXX

College dorm rooms and first apartments across the country would truly suffer without them. :)


28 posted on 12/28/2012 11:00:04 AM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: bmwcyle

Even for dairy cows on a high corn inclusion diet, a $1 per bushel increase in the price of corn raises the feed cost by about $.30 per cow per day, or about $.04 per gallon of milk.


29 posted on 12/28/2012 11:05:53 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: GailA

November?


30 posted on 12/28/2012 12:33:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GailA

$4.22 for the store brand of milk at Walmart

$2.85 at their pumps for gas using their gift card (10 cents off)


31 posted on 12/28/2012 12:56:57 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Big_Harry

Unless you’ve got 100-lb calves that you’re trying to fatten into 1000-lb cattle, I can’t think why the price of cow’s milk should be a major concern for any of us humans.


32 posted on 12/28/2012 1:01:33 PM PST by mdwakeup
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To: GailA

Have we reached the era of Peak Milk?


33 posted on 12/28/2012 1:15:13 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

When govern get involved, it always causes a problem. Then the first thing they do is fight to solve the problem with ten way to make it worse.


34 posted on 12/28/2012 2:54:27 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Tennessee Nana
$4.22 for the store brand of milk at Walmart

Man, we're getting a good deal. Around $2.69 here (SE WA State). But gas is higher than yours.

35 posted on 12/28/2012 2:57:07 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: OldCountryBoy
No strikes yet. They don’t talk much when I’m around...

Now, they wouldn't do that would they? They wait 'til you're gone and talk behind your back.

36 posted on 12/28/2012 4:08:21 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: steve86

Washington state is a large dairy producer.

In fact, I think the “Carnation” brand name came from the name of the town.


37 posted on 12/28/2012 7:03:02 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: djf

Yeah, we’re about 20 miles from the lower Yakima Valley, and I believe the other side of the state has considerable production in the Mount Vernon area - Whatcom County — and environs. Other counties also. I’ve never really understood why this state was so optimal for dairy but let it be. The best things about milk to me are the new lactose-free products.


38 posted on 12/28/2012 7:13:35 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

The rain makes the grass grow.
The cows eat the grass.
Then they poop.

That makes the grass grow!

;-)

Because of the conditions here, the soil is quite high in nitrogen also.


39 posted on 12/28/2012 7:53:32 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: steve86

optimal for agriculture due to good land and mostly, the dams.....land once left dormant can produce wheat,soy beans, potatoes, etc as well as all kinds of fruit, and dairy too....


40 posted on 12/28/2012 11:06:35 PM PST by cherry
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