Thursday, February 17, 2011
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The feature article in the latest Milkweed is available at: http://themilkweed.com/Feature_11_Feb_corrected.pdf
The article has a table covering milk supply and "commercial disappearances" as reported by USDA. Keep in mind the "commercial disappearance" numbers do not include imported dairy proteins such as MPCs and caseins. Those powdered dairy proteins would equal about 10% of domestic production.
So, I added the "All Milk" price for the time period of 20 years. Dairy farmers have not stood up for fairness and a decent price. Naturally, those in a position do do something positive for American dairy farmers have simply taken advantage of the meekness.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish."