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.

1 comment:

Stephanie in AR said...

Better add rice to the pantry. Between 1/2 to 2/3s of the fields are not yet planted. Talked to the Ag agent Saturday and he said if they are not planted in the next week (this week) it will be too late and the farmers will switch to soy beans. Now depending on who you read Arkansas is either the top or second producer of rice in the nation. Expect prices to go up, but the farmers won't be making the money.