Are you looking for a way to celebrate the coming of a new year so that you’ll remember it the next day? Trying to avoid kicking off 2013 with a hangover? Here at Where is My Milk From?, we have your answer—milk.
New Year’s Eve toasts with milk? It’s not quite as crazy as it sounds. Groups of youth all over the world are advocating for creamy white toasts in safety’s name. New Year’s Eve and the first few hours of the New Year are known for dangerous roads due to drunk drivers, and every person drinking milk means the roads are that much safer. Add to that the fact that alcohol presents numerous health risks, while milk supplies nutrients and keeps your bones strong, and you’ve got an all-around good decision.
This New Year’s Eve, you might consider toasting with some of the last milk you might be able to buy at the average price of $3.12. Next year (that is to say, in a few hours), dairy subsidies from the 2008 farm bill will expire. Because of this, you might see prices climbing as soon as the end of January, As of December 30th, government leaders did seem to be leaning toward extending the bill for up to one year, but there are also several different options on the table. If the bill is allowed to expire, we can expect milk prices to rise up to double the current average. $7 for a gallon of milk? Well, maybe that would make the price for a gallon of gas seem reasonable. Maybe.
So whether it’s for the possibly soon-distant memory of $3 milk, for better health or for safer roads, consider filling those flutes and glasses with milk tonight, and ring in the New Year with a calcium-rich cocktail.
Happy New Year!