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Went to Walmart last week and milk was $1.98 a gallon. Disgusting! It is only there due to government subsidies.

I remember recently there was a scare about milk prices going to 7 dollars a gallon if government subsidies weren't renewed. Well, it went to 5 dollars and then has been dropping for the past year to the ridiculously low price of $1.98.

There's something seriously wrong with that. If milk costs $7.00 a gallon to get to market and sell then let it cost $7.00 a gallon.

Whatever happened to free markets?
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but they have to be able to afford to buy milk to go on their cereal in the morning, can't put strawberry pop on that cereal.

Why's the milk got to be white anyway?! Racist milk!

Government picks up the tab (subsidy's) like always, and then passes it on to the working Americans, like always, in the form of taxes.

...And the beat goes on...
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Don't think I've ever paid more than $2 a gallon for milk. It is $1.82 in Sams Club. In my little rural grocery store it is $2.

5 bucks? 7 bucks? Good grief, if it was that expensive I'd quit buying it.
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Please don't start threads like this in the political section. Thanks.

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Maple syrup is $40 a gallon. Check out toothpaste. Etc.
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WTF is wal mart???
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I was hoping to focus on the evil of government price supports... and the irony of complaining that my milk cost too little - at the store, at least. Then, again, I just paid my taxes so I have an idea about how much that milk, and other handouts, really cost me.
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Milk stayed around $3.50-4 per gallon here. For that price, I wonder how much California is subsidized.
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Milk is always used as a "loss leader" by grocery chains. Meanwhile big outfits like Walmart screw the dairymen who produce it for them to the point where they are just barely covering their costs. Around here farmers are giving up at a shocking rate, as witness the half dozen or so "dispersal" auctions in the paper every week, and that's just eastern Ohio. The lucky ones can lease some of their land for gas wells, to help their bottom line, but even that is risky, because the gas companies are experts at screwing landowners.
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First, why are you buying garbage milk from Walmart?

Secondly, garbage milk is $4-6 a gallon here.

We don't buy or consume garbage milk.
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First, why are you buying garbage milk from Walmart?

Secondly, garbage milk is $4-6 a gallon here.

We don't buy or consume garbage milk.
Well then where can I get me some of that recycled milk?
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I think, it's udder nonsense.....
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Went to Walmart last week and milk was $1.98 a gallon. Disgusting! It is only there due to government subsidies.

I remember recently there was a scare about milk prices going to 7 dollars a gallon if government subsidies weren't renewed. Well, it went to 5 dollars and then has been dropping for the past year to the ridiculously low price of $1.98.

There's something seriously wrong with that. If milk costs $7.00 a gallon to get to market and sell then let it cost $7.00 a gallon.

Whatever happened to free markets?
We don't have free markets. We aren't a capitalist country. We're a corporatist country.
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My question to that is, milk from a what? Remember the Simpsons episode with the rat milk? "Real animal milk".

When I buy milk (not much, because my husband doesn't drink it), I buy the organic for $5 a gallon. It tastes better and lasts longer, and is in an opaque container so it doesn't damage the B2.
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$4.25 at my neighbors barn next door.

Jhuuge signs every where warning RAW MILK SOLD HERE.

Fresh twice a day as anything that don't sell either feeds the calves or the pigs.
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https://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/20...ures-raw-milk/

https://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/20...ures-raw-milk/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nsylvania.html

I will stick with my 1.98 Milk instead of the YUPPIE milk which can kill you
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For the record my neighbors farm is just a dairy farm, not a yuppy organic farm, although many City folks do buy their milk, cheese, maple syrup and honey there.

Kind of like it was when I was a kid before the politicians discovered they can buy votes giving farmers free taxpayers money.
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I buy a 64 0z box of dried milk about 3-4 times a year for about $25 total. I use it to cook with, but don't drink it. I can't stand store bought milk or the cereal it's poured on.
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Went to Walmart last week and milk was $1.98 a gallon. Disgusting! It is only there due to government subsidies.

I remember recently there was a scare about milk prices going to 7 dollars a gallon if government subsidies weren't renewed. Well, it went to 5 dollars and then has been dropping for the past year to the ridiculously low price of $1.98.

There's something seriously wrong with that. If milk costs $7.00 a gallon to get to market and sell then let it cost $7.00 a gallon.

Whatever happened to free markets?
Raw milk prices---the price that the farmer receives---:




The price of basic food products, adjusted for inflation, the past 30 years:





So---you think milk is "too high"? Compare that to the price of your prescription drugs. Your medical care. Your kid's college education. Even the ammo you buy. Especially the price TRENDS over the past 20 years.

I was a (small) dairy farmer for 25 years.

And as for the ballyhooed raw milk---wouldn't touch that stuff with a 10 foot pole.

There's GOOD REASONS for pastuerization.
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