Planters has whumped up the price of their peanuts by 40 percent.
Price jump is accorded to heat and to drought.
Ahh, peanut butter, the salve of salvation
for so many families
who send the kids out there with at least PBJ.
Will this ripple to politics?
Will the simplicity of such sandwich
give reform of us all?
Well today in my market,
I saw Planters response
to hike in the prices of peanuts.
Their 16.3 jar of PB priced and at $1.89
with promise of "Buy 5, get 5 bucks off at the checkout."
Of course I stocked up,
but gave wonder of whether
Planters Inc. got a call
From good Jimmy Carter
peanut farmer turned President
to ameliorate impending debacle
for those families whose staple
is as simple as peanut butter.
This is not about politics,
'tis instead just about peanuts.
Unfortunately, we have had several summers of drought here in Georgia, and the peanut crops this year were miserable. I am keeping my fingers crossed that next year we may have some normal rain for a change. It has been all or nothing for the last 5 years, flood or drought.
We use peanut butter most every day, and though I hate to pay more for anything, I figure that the extra buck or two stretched out over a month really doesn't amount to enough to whine about.