And a few years ago they were making out like bandits. Never fails, ups and downs. In about 3 months $4/lb is going to be history. My guess is after the drought in the Midwest and the fires we've had, we're about to learn a lot more about the ridiculous structure of our food supply. Hopefully we stop putting corn in the gas tank (we're such idiots). I'm putting down deposits on this year's beef and pork before the price spikes.