Dairy prices are one of the fastest growing areas of food inflation

As consumers are battered by the higher prices, grocers and dairymen say the dairy spike isn’t benefiting them and they are unsure when prices might come back down.

BY KYLE ARNOLD - Tulsa World Published: May 27, 2011
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TULSA — The dairy aisle has become home to one of the fastest growing areas of food price inflation.

Prices for milk, butter and cheese are cutting sharply into shoppers’ grocery budgets.

As consumers are...

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Dairy prices

Whole milk,

per gallon

•April: $3.57

•January: $3.30

•October 2010: $3.32

•July 2010: $3.31

•April 2010: $3.18

Butter, per pound

•April: $3.72

•January: $3.52

•October 2010: $3.63

•July 2010: $3.15

•April 2010: $2.74

Cheddar cheese, per pound

•April: $5.20

•January: $5.14

•October 2010: $4.65

•July 2010: $4.63

•April 2010: $4.64

Source: Consumer Price Index

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