Months later, this summer's record breaking drought continues to affect local farmers. Dairy farmers are most concerned as there may not be enough feed to go around.
"Corn on our place we usually average 150 to 175 bushels of corn an acre, this year it's only 50 to 60 an acre. Where is that other feed going to come from to feed our cows?," says Carl Chaney.
Farmers will have to purchase feed which Chaney says has tripled in price over the last five years. As the cost to produce milk rises come farms may be forced to call it quits.
"The cost of production to produce 100 pounds of milk in Kentucky is already around 24 to 25 dollars a hundred and my milk price is only 20 dollars a hundred I am really concerned about where do people expect their milk to come from in the future?," says Chaney.
So far Chaney hasn't raised his prices on milk and ice cream. But in larger groceries things like butter and fresh meats have started to rise. Frequent shoppers like Elisabeth Hix from the Kentucky Savings Group has noticed a change.
"Anything fresh is going up. And anything that is grain based is going up as well as dairy products. Any animal that is fed with grain you're going to see the meat prices and the cost of milk and eggs going up," says Hix.
Coupons are now becoming a hot commodity for shoppers to keep prices down. While you can't use a coupon on items like milk and meats Hix says those Sunday inserts we often throw away may come in handy.
"You're going to want to price compare and see what stores have milk the cheapest and it changes from week to week. There is no telling what that store may be from week to week," says Hix.
Hix says don't rely on just grocery stores. Milk is sometimes cheapest at a gas station or drug store.
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