Monday, December 31, 2012
After close call, the agriculture committee reveals compromise so milk prices won't double in 2013, and we've included a list of current milk prices and specials at some Pikesville stores.
While Congress can't seem to agree on a compromise to avoid the "Fiscal Cliff," leadership of the agriculture committee announced a compromise on the farm bill Sunday. The compromise will keep milk prices from skyrocketing to $6 or $8 a gallon. In Pikesville, as of Monday, some of the prices range from $2.49 to $3.39 per gallon for most varieties: *Sources: Clerk at Trader Joe's, 1809 Reisterstown Road, and Pikesville Patch Grocery Specials feature. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow indicated that in addition to the one-year extension that has the backing of the committees, the House GOP is also considering two other extension bills — a one-month extension and an even smaller bill that would simply extend dairy policy …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Congress is so focused on the fiscal cliff, the farm bill has yet to be renewed.
Come Jan. 1, there is a threat that milk prices could rise to $6 to $8 a gallon if Congress does not pass a new farm bill that amends farm policy dating back to the Truman presidency, reported the New York Times. If Congress does not renew the Farm Bill by Monday, Dec. 31, the milk price formula reverts back to 1949, reported CBS Boston. On average, a gallon of milk costs $3.65, according to the dairy industry. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said without a farm bill renewal farmers will be in a hurry to sell to the government, creating a shortage in the stores. It is estimated the price of milk could go as high as $8, he told the Capital Press. If the farm bill is not renewed the government will be forced to buy milk at inflated …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Where the most efficient place to stop off to get some milk or half-n-half in Pikesville?
Which shop can you count on to have fresh milk—and plenty of it, no matter what time of day or night? Of course, it's got to be a quick stop in Pikesville or the local area: a place you can get in and out of quickly, if that's important to you. You can mention the price as well. For example, is there a place that offers consistently good prices? Is there a place we shouldn't go? A place that tends to sell older milk in the evenings, maybe to get rid of their stock? Comment below so we can compile a good list to help each other find the best place. Or add your own photo if you come across a sale, or a high or low price.
Monday, December 5, 2011
After months of medical care, Milk, an adoptable cat with the Feline Rescue Association, is eating on her own and is ready for a home.
This summer, a black and white cat named Milk had two battles for her life. She had feline hepatic lipidosis and was treated at Pikesville Animal Hospital. After her first, successful treatment she went back to a cage at Petco, then to the Feline Rescue Association's room where cats can roam. Then in October, she had a relapse. She refused to eat when she was near a lot of other cats. The good news is that she has recovered and is eating on her own. "Milk is ready to go home now!" said Lizzie Ellis, founder and president of the Feline Rescue Association, based in Pikesville. "She's all better and really needs a home where she can have her own space." Milk, who is about two years old, is one of many foster cats and kittens at the …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Feline Rescue Association has raised $895 of the $950 it needs to cover Milk's medical care at two hospitals.
UPDATE (4:04 p.m. July 29)—A donor walked into the Pikesville Animal Hospital Friday and put $100 toward the medical bill for Milk, a foster cat who is being treated there for a liver condition. Now, the Feline Rescue Association needs to raise the final $55 to pay for her care. Already this week, the group had raised $795 to pay for the $950 in medical costs it has spent at the two hospitals where Milk has received treatment, said Lizzie Ellis, founder and president of the group that puts stray or unwanted cats into foster homes until a permanent home is found. "At least one donor has come from Patch," Ellis said Wednesday. That donor even visited Milk Tuesday, Ellis said. Milk's bills include $500 at Pikesville Animal Hospital where Milk…