Re: [gardeners] butter

Margaret Lauterbach (
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 06:20:17 -0700

At 06:47 AM 10/27/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi Gardeners,
>    Might this be a reflection of dairy farmers having to reduce herds
>from the drought and/or higher feed/hay cost that they are trying to
>Liz Albrook wrote:
I don't think so, Allen.  Just charging what the market will bear.
Remember a few years ago when dairy farmers were paid to destroy their
herds?  More dairies and dairy cattle now than ever before.  Idaho produces
millions of gallons of milk daily that are trucked (!) to southern
California.  Biggest problem facing dairymen is how to dispose of the
abundant poop and liquid wastes that threaten to wash into waterways.
Christmas approaches, people want to bake things using butter, so it's a
good time to raise the price of butter.  It will rise again just before
Easter, I betcha.  Margaret