Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Commercial Disappearances

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If there is any meaning to the word "glut", that meaning cannot be found in the data. As can be seen above, "Commercial Disappearances" as reported by USDA exceed the farm "marketings." Through September 2010, the Commercial Disappearances have been 1.4 billion pounds more (milk equivalent) than farm marketings.


  1. Once again, our SURPLUS has been imported. The big Coops and the processors keep telling everyone that will listen that the export markets are our salvation but we have to import product to export! Every farmer or friend of our farmers need to keep reminding the politicians about this fact as they ponder the new farm bill
    Steve Barton

  2. I hope the USDAers are monitoring you for today's blog. The illegal additives have supplanted farm milk to the tune of 1.4 billion pounds this year and they call it milk.

  3. Why Skip? , they won't do anything about it anyway. Too many industry insiders working within USDA, they only enforce whatever rules will benifit their former ( and quite possibly future) employers.DWCovert