Milk sticker shock fuels food-gas debate

Some Westchester and Hudson Valley families are having to choose between feeding their families or their gas tanks after the price of milk went up 11 cents Tuesday. The state Department of Agriculture

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2008, 9:53 PM

Updated 5,810 days ago

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Milk sticker shock fuels food-gas debate
Some Westchester and Hudson Valley families are having to choose between feeding their families or their gas tanks after the price of milk went up 11 cents Tuesday.
The state Department of Agriculture and Markets upped the cap to $4.37 per gallon across New York. The agency considers dairy farmers' production costs and other factors when deciding the rate.
The hike means a gallon of milk now costs almost as much as a gallon of gasoline. Some local gas stations were selling regular unleaded for $4.59 per gallon Tuesday. Consumers feel the rising milk and gas prices are out of control.
"I think it's a disgrace. Something's got to be done," says Joseph Mahoney. "I'm retired, but I can't image if people have kids and they have to go to work and pay a mortgage."
Some analysts believe a gallon of milk could soon drain pockets to the tune of $5 per gallon.


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