Prices Affecting Treats like Ice Cream

Prices Affecting Treats like Ice Cream

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(Ogden-AP) -- Soon, we'll all be screaming about the price of ice cream.

The rising cost of milk is causing an increase in the prices of things made from milk. And that includes ice cream.

The Utah Dairy Commission says dairy herds have shrunk over the last two years because the price of milk was at historical lows. But now the cost of cow feed is up, along with the cost of gasoline to transport dairy products.

And those costs are hitting consumers in the wallet, even at ice cream shops.

One ice cream parlor in Ogden has already increased prices by eleven cents.

And the owner of Farr's Ice Cream company says he might soon charge customers more to cover his rising costs. He says the cream he used to buy for 80 cents a pound to produce his ice cream, is now up to three-dollars a pound.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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