Saturday, September 25, 2010

USDA on Dairy

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USDA has a new report,"Overview of the United States Dairy Industry" which is available at:

The report states: "Milk production continues to shift to the western half of the United States." But there is no explanation as to why.

If it is all supply and demand and dairy farmers responding to price signals, why is not all the production moved to Florida? The map above is essentially saying, it is not all that simple. So, why do the experts and policy "leaders" encourage people to think in terms so simplistic that no answers can be found and the gravy train keeps rolling along for those same people? The answer is hidden in the previous sentence.

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