Thursday, August 6, 2009


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In 2007 only 2,418 dairy operation supplied more than 50% of the nation's milk. Needless to say, this is what the "experts" have seen as some kind of inevitable Darwinian economic evolution.

As we move through the worst of dairy pricing, we shall see if this has been prudent policy. For the first time in history, by all appearances, the large farms are the ones in the most trouble.


  1. maybe you are wrong John because as we all know once you are big you can get too big to fail because too many people depend on you(bank fiasco, GM, freddie and fanny) my guess is that they will keep squeezing the small and mid size producer to extinction and just let those that are "too big to fail" to carry on although I hope I am wrong

  2. or maybe the goverment wants to get into the dairy business. Talking about the nation to be starving in a few years.