Friday, February 26, 2010

The Squeeze

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I suspect the problems of farm milk pricing are structural. That is the concentration of retailers has also increased the power over suppliers. What's a poor middleman to do other than to pass on the pain.

Above is information from the United Kingdom (Great Britain)which is actually similar to the situation in the U.S. One French economist from the 1850's said something along the line of "Woe be to him that thinks for every cause there is but one effect."

Notice that the average age, and this is world wide, of farmers is increasing. This trend cannot go on forever.


  1. Worry, worry, worry that's all you do John Bunting. Let me put your mind to rest; by the time the dairy industry is utterly wrecked (pun intended) in this neck of the woods we'll have a complete new industry set up in other parts of the world that can produce the milk needed by the USA and in the end the price of this shift doesn't really matter all that much it's all perception. You see here's the plan, to keep everything going along in a peaceful fashion we need to have as much of the world as possible intertwined; they need to rely on us for one thing and us on them for another. I know, you think I'm talking foolish, but alas it's you that are missing the big picture. To keep the world population at peace we simply cannot have any one country that is self sufficient - especially not the United States of America. You see the coarse we've taken is really much better, you will have to rely more and more on other countries for your well being, this in turn will help make you subject to the will of others.
    Of coarse in actuality the United States would be quite capable of caring for it's own citizens, more so than most other countries in the world if they would give it a little try and some thought of what was good for themselves - but we all know that will never happen.

  2. I hope that is intended to be tongue in cheek. Obviously the US would save a lot of money NOT inspecting imports like they do domestic products, or even NOT having to approve our food ingredients. (MPC)