Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Have Been Duped into Producing Too Much Milk

Goodman, Jim
Date Written:  2017-06-15
Publisher:  In These Times
Year Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21201

Wisconsin farmers have been duped into producing too much milk, resulting in reduced profitability and at the expense of the environment.


Excerpt: For a farmer, getting the news that you no longer have a market for your product is devastating. I know -- I got one of those letters a few months ago. It is especially problematic if you are a dairy farmer, since cows need to be milked every day. So, in April, when 75 Wisconsin farmers were notified by their milk buyer, Grassland Dairy Products, that they would no longer have a market, state government officials took notice.

While our government officials appear to be concerned about the well-being and economic viability of Wisconsin's dairy farmers, I wonder if they are really more interested in the viability of the "dairy industry."
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