I keep saying to myself, I don’t understand! I really don’t. I am a dairy farmer’s wife in Shelby County, and we produce a high quality, wholesome product that sells in the stores today for $2.49 a gallon. In 1997 this same gallon of milk sold for an average price of $2.36 in Louisville, according to a 2000 summary by the Federal Milk Market Administrator.
Dairy farmers have no say in those prices either at the store or the farm. We take the price given to us for our milk. The people who set those prices must think inflation doesn’t affect us.