Sunday, January 30, 2011
Import Milk - Hardly
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The above table is from USDA FAS PS&D and is in 1,000 metric tons.
Many people believe, U.S. dairy farms will be "disappeared" and all milk will be imported. This is hardly possible. No other country could supply the U.S. with the necessary milk.
The attitude of policy makers make the false belief seem credible.
However, we do move milk distances which would seem like crossing several national borders. Hauling dairy products, butter for instances, from coast to coast is 5 1/2 time the distance from Berlin, Germany to Paris, France.
We also seem to be the balancing source for New Zealand's production, at our loss.