Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Fallaces sunt rerum species
Went shopping today. Good buys on Milk, cheese, chicken, and hamburger. So the freezer got a treat. Boneless pork roasts at 99 cents, milk $1.87, chicken 0.99, hamburger $1.29. Loaded up the freezer. The best part is we can get hold of Tillimook cheese for $3.99 for a 2-lb loaf.
But, being the glass-half-empty guy that I am, I started to to wonder what was up. So a call went in to my buddy Agricolis, who owns a dairy farm. Well, after talking to him, I started realizing the way things are turning. The big corporations have cut back seriously on what the pay the farmers. Agricolis is thinning his herd by a third, selling the stock to the hamburger grinders. Apparently the other farmers are doing the same.
So, I am thinking that we are going to be entering one of those time where we will see a drop in prices as an artifact of previous overcapacity, then the prices will start zooming up again. Now is the time to stock your freezer.
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