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The Center for Responsive Politics produces data on the money flowing into Washington DC.
Of particular importance is the Dairy Farmers of America Political Action Committee (PAC) money.
A recent paper published by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) on PACs found PAC money was given as a reward for doing the right thing – in the eyes of the PAC.
At the risk sounding like a co-op basher, the milk pricing system we have, as a matter of record, is a virtual 50/50 design by International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and DFA. DFA has so many joint ventures no one can say with any certainty, which side DFA is on.
One can say with confidence, DFA is for the status quo, they like things the way they are.
So, when you go or call Washington, DC, remember someone beat you to the door. Don’t interrupt this as cynical, this is the reality which must be faced. If your representative is on this list, ask why.