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Vermont was a bit of a hot seat for Dean Foods. The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearing last Saturday which included remarks by the head of the antitrust division of the Department of Justice, Christine Varney.
Deans PR firm for this event can be found at: http://www.global-prairie.com/en/default.aspx
There are several statements which deserve further attention but, for the moment note:
As National Milk Producers Federation CEO Jerry Kozak recently said about the current dairy situation, “We have to first admit that the biggest problem is also one that no one organization or government can possibly fix, and that is the global recession. A worldwide decline in dairy demand, owing to the worst economic downturn in 75 years, is at the heart of the price crunch on the farm. If it were just America's farms that were suffering, that would be one thing. But when the same dynamic plays out on dairies from Argentina, to Austria, to Australia, there is no swift unilateral, or multilateral action, that can alleviate the problem….it’s all over the world.”
It is most definitely not all over the world. Canadian dairy farms are not being hit by this centralized milk mafia. Canada has made certain their dairy farmers are not globalized.