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(ABC)   Near all-time high prices heading into Easter. No, not for gasoline, for ham. Fark: no word on how high bacon prices are   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 27
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2012-04-04 08:58:50 AM
It was all good just a week ago.
 
2012-04-04 09:11:38 AM
I really wish they'd do something about all food prices. When I go food shopping, I'm buying about a 1/4 of the items I used to. The mark-ups on some of the staple items these days are absurd.

/methinks there's way too much price gouging going on
 
2012-04-04 09:16:28 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: I'm buying about a 1/4 of the items I used to.


And those items are all about 15% smaller. Pound of bacon? Nope. 14.5oz.
 
2012-04-04 09:17:36 AM
They didn't mention China

www.thepigsite.com

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-04 09:18:26 AM
Observing the death and resurrection of a Jew by eating ham!

You rock, Easter!
 
2012-04-04 09:22:39 AM
that reminds me, I have to pick up my free ham before Saturday.
 
2012-04-04 10:07:43 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Observing the death and resurrection of a Jew by eating ham!

You rock, Easter!


Even pigs like ham, who wouldn't?

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-04-04 10:42:30 AM

hurdboy: AlwaysRightBoy: I'm buying about a 1/4 of the items I used to.

And those items are all about 15% smaller. Pound of bacon? Nope. 14.5oz.


Yeah, they're screwing us in many ways. Many items have done this, but I can not live without ice cream and bacon though.
 
2012-04-04 10:56:08 AM
They could just supplement it with some pink slime to bring the cost down.
 
2012-04-04 10:56:26 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: I can not live without ice cream and bacon though.


Yeah. FWIW, the dairy industry seems to have been better about it than others. A pint of cream is still a pint. A box of butter is still a pound.

Block of cheese, OTOH.....
 
2012-04-04 11:14:57 AM
DAMMIT
 
2012-04-04 11:20:09 AM
Good for Hannukah.
 
2012-04-04 11:34:44 AM
Yea, ham and bacon prices always skyrocket right before Passover.

/...
 
2012-04-04 11:34:49 AM
 
2012-04-04 11:35:00 AM
I'm sorry, but it's simply not possible that food prices (or gas prices, or energy prices, or commodities prices) could be rising. I've been told repeatedly by that most reliable of sources, the federal government, that there is no price inflation. If anything, we're in a deflationary period, which means prices are actually getting lower. So if you think food prices are going up, you must be mistaken.
 
2012-04-04 11:57:54 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: hurdboy: AlwaysRightBoy: I'm buying about a 1/4 of the items I used to.

And those items are all about 15% smaller. Pound of bacon? Nope. 14.5oz.

Yeah, they're screwing us in many ways. Many items have done this, but I can not live without ice cream and bacon though.



The worst for me has been coffee, $6.00 a package and the size has shrunk from 16 oz to 12 oz and most recently 9 oz
 
2012-04-04 12:51:17 PM

Talondel: I'm sorry, but it's simply not possible that food prices (or gas prices, or energy prices, or commodities prices) could be rising. I've been told repeatedly by that most reliable of sources, the federal government, that there is no price inflation. If anything, we're in a deflationary period, which means prices are actually getting lower. So if you think food prices are going up, you must be mistaken.


You do know they have two different measurements for that - one with food & gas prices and one without?

Then again, if only there was a pipeline we could build to get oil from Canada to the United States. If only ...
 
2012-04-04 01:36:52 PM

beta_plus: Talondel: I'm sorry, but it's simply not possible that food prices (or gas prices, or energy prices, or commodities prices) could be rising. I've been told repeatedly by that most reliable of sources, the federal government, that there is no price inflation. If anything, we're in a deflationary period, which means prices are actually getting lower. So if you think food prices are going up, you must be mistaken.

You do know they have two different measurements for that - one with food & gas prices and one without?

Then again, if only there was a pipeline we could build to get oil from Canada to the United States. If only ...


And too bad that if that pipeline came about, the oil would be exported out of the U.S., because that's what would happen.
 
2012-04-04 01:50:45 PM
I'll have the pork replenished in the freezer by August.

/kids are feeding out 6 pigs for the county fair
//we'll butcher at least 1 of them

JC
 
2012-04-04 02:10:02 PM
Wife dislikes pork, ham, etc. However, she loves pig as an ingredient. Got a Crock Pot of split pea with ham soup perking at this very moment. Chili Verde last week.

Bacon. Extra crisp. That she'll eat.
 
2012-04-04 02:36:40 PM
Peak pork?
 
2012-04-04 02:50:29 PM

natazha: Wife dislikes pork, ham, etc. However, she loves pig as an ingredient. Got a Crock Pot of split pea with ham soup perking at this very moment. Chili Verde last week.

Bacon. Extra crisp. That she'll eat.


What time is dinner?

I'll bring the dessert. :-D
 
2012-04-04 05:19:48 PM
I got three hogs getting butchered next week. I'm going to eat bacon till I'm sick. Btw google billy butler. Man walks up the plate to sound of frying bacon
 
2012-04-04 07:53:55 PM
Rum ham! I'm sorry Rum hum! It should have been you!
 
2012-04-05 12:39:29 AM

It's a good thing you can get it for free; all you have to do is

lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-04-05 04:12:04 AM
Could someone please explain why ham is now the standard Easter food? I just don't get it. Why not rabbit?
 
2012-04-05 01:34:29 PM

wildcardjack: Could someone please explain why ham is now the standard Easter food? I just don't get it. Why not rabbit?


It comes from times before freezers and such. The only meat available in spring was cured pork
 
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