Guest blogger, Tony W. Rice is an Agribusiness Student at The Pennsylvania State University
“This milk expires in three days. Are you sure you don’t want me to get you a different gallon?”
The cashier’s question caught me off-guard as I was progressing through the checkout line in the midst of my weekly shopping excursion. Never one to refuse a good challenge, I politely declined her offer and took the gallon with full faith in my milk consumption abilities. Having been raised on a small dairy farm, milk has been a staple in my diet since childhood. Sadly, an increasing number of consumers throughout the U.S. cannot say the same.