In 2009, American dairy farmers received approximately $10.4 billion less than they received in 2008. Some allocation of income! For the most part the American public, in 2009, paid pretty much what they paid in 2008.
Government dictate or market dictate; that’s the question the dairy industry struggles with and the International Dairy Foods Association’s Bob Yonkers challenged DairyLine listeners in Tuesday’s broadcast to better prepare themselves for coming ups and downs in milk prices.
I suspect there are more than the two choices Bob Yonkers suggests.