Because of the substantial drop in dairy prices, now may be a good time to add milk products to your food storage. "An over-supply of milk and inadequate demand has led to milk prices falling more than 50 percent from last year, after hitting lifetime highs in 2007." Reuters
Dairy farmers are struggling, and "analysts expect milk prices to remain depressed through at least the first half of the year, and prices later this year may only be high enough to cover production costs." Reuters
The USDA released a report March 27th that you also may find interesting. I am not an analyst, but supply and demand are affecting these prices. As more dairy farmers sell their cows for slaughter, and sell off farms, prices could increase again.
Food Storage Dairy Products
Milk substitute (whey based dry milk)
Canned evaporated milk
Processed cheese spread
Shredded cheese (freeze)
These are now listed on my sidebar under items to purchase in April.
Yesterday I went to Emergency Essentials (a preparedness company) in Salt Lake to gather prices to compare with other food storage companies. (I will post soon.) In store prices are less, than online, and they also had some sales on top of that. So if you live close or are coming into town, take advantage of their sales. While there I picked up a Mixer Pitcher for $5.95. I am going to get serious and keep a pitcher of dry milk in the refrigerator for cooking so I can use up some of my older dry milk. The pitcher has 1 pint, 1 quart, 2 pints and 2 quart marking. So you can make up any of these amounts. Next month I will add some more powdered milk to my supply.