Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Two dairy stories by John Burnett will air tomorrow (8/20/09) on National Public Radio. The first is a piece about the continuing concentration of agri-business that will air on Morning Edition.

In the afternoon, there will be a special 12-minute report on the rural dairy crisis on All Things Considered.

If you miss the story, after it’s aired you can go to, type “dairy burnett” into the search window, and the story should pop up. Additionally, there is a webpage at to accompany the report by John Burnett

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog and I'm really intrigued, especially after hearing the NPR story.Is there any push among struggling dairy farmers to investigate selling raw milk wholesale from their farms direct to consumers? I purchase raw milk from a small family-owned farm in PA and people come from all over the tri-state area to get their raw milk and other products (it is not legally sold in NJ where I live). Their business is thriving! There is a huge demand for raw milk products among people I know interested in the welfare of animals, the planet and people! Your blog about eating oil really underscores the benefits to the environment of going local and small - seems like everyone wins. Going local you get to know the people producing the food and the quality of the product is so much better because they're putting their name right on the label. I have blogged about the raw milk phenomenon, so check it out if you're interested in my blog "Talking Weeds". This just seems like a solution that could save some farmers from going bust.