Thursday, May 21, 2009

What Do You Know?

"The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know."
Harry Truman

A very interesting site is:

At this site you will find a wealth of information of a successful New York 1939 milk strike. The strike was settled by the famous New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

As you look through the site, take note of the dairy farmer’s age. Today, we have more dairy farmers over 70 than under 50 years old.

An earlier strike organized in September 1916 was also successful. See:

Milk strikes may or may not be a solution, however,they do not form in a vacuum.

1 comment:

  1. It's very interesting how the early 1930's parallel the events of today with a few exceptions; Our numbers were much greater then, as only about 60,000 dairy farms are left in the USA. We had leaders in the industry that were just political enough to make things happen and men that were man enough to do what needed to be done. Unfortunately today I think most dairymen, that are left, are pacifist and prefer to wait to see how things turn-out, rather than speak up for themselves, for their families and for their brothers trying to survive.
    Jeff Suehring