Everything in New York costs more, from apartments to … milk. Yep, in 2007, [New Yorkers will pay upwards of $3.14 per gallon ]of the white stuff, a 20-cent increase from the current price. Apparently, there are two reasons to account for this ghastly inflation: One, the weakened dollar has encouraged other countries to buy more powdered milk from U.S. farmers, which translates into lower inventories and higher prices, according to Bruce Krupke, executive vice president of New York State Dairy Foods Association. And, two, more Americans are trying to do their bodies good by chugging down dairy products, thus driving up prices. So next time your wholesome kids ask for a glass of milk, push the soda pop.
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