Milk Prices Start to Soar

Milk prices have soared recently, putting a strain on shoppers' budgets and on businesses that rely on dairy products including pizza makers and chocolatiers like Hershey's. In the past two months, the average retail price for a gallon of whole milk increased by 19 cents to $3.26. But that's still well short of the June 2004 record high of $3.57 a gallon for whole milk. Much of the blame for the higher prices has been placed on corn-based ethanol. As farmers divert more ears of corn to be...Full Story
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