Thursday, November 13, 2008

So Exciting!

I just filled up the van for $24.77!  That's amazing.  (Gas was $1.86!)  Not long ago I had to pay at least $45.  Whoever's controlling the oil prices, keep it up.  I mean keep it low.  Now if we could just get the dairy farmers to drop the price of milk that would be great.

5 comments:

Justin & LeighAnne said...

Haha, if nothing else milk is always 2.99 at CVS :)

Jilsyt said...

As the daughter-in-law of a dairy farmer, I can PROMISE you that the dairy farmers aren't seeing an increase in their pay as prices go up in the stores. If they did, my in-laws would be paying off their farm equipment.

becca said...

I am excited about the gas prices as well. We were filling up the van for 60 bucks not too long ago. I just read online though that all the gas mogules are trying to increase the prices again, just because they can. I sure hope not. Vicky and I were wondering if you can stockpile gas along with food storage. :)

Kelly said...

Sorry, Jillian. I didn't know who else to blame. So who does mark up the price of milk? The delivery people?

Jilsyt said...

Honestly, you could blame the regulations on mandatory pasteurization (even on milk that comes from farms that are immaculate, they do exist!), as that process is expensive and continues to be a money drainer, and due to the government subsidies, which falsely increase demand upon the milk, which raises the price, but the money from the raised price usually spreads out among each step of the process, the farmer gets a few cents more per gallon (but the few cents more lately hasn't been enough to cover the new expenses from new regulations), the people who transport it get a little more to help cover the costs of refrigeration and transport, and then the stores get the final say in milk price they charge, which is why milk price varies per store.



Anyhow, that is the very watered down version, because there's a lot more steps. By the time you add up all the middle men adding a few cents here and there, you pay more for your milk. Now, if we could convince the FDA to let milk straight from the farmer to be legal, that would help...