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Dairy Farm Income Enhancement Proposals

A Quick Fix

Submitted by Maxwell Makuch

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Posted by Kevin Anderson on November 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

It's a quick fix, but won't happen, and more importantly to me, doesn't follow the laws of supply and demand. It would do the industry absolutely no good to dump A2/A2 Guernsey or Jersey milk at 5+% butterfat with current demand levels.

Posted by Michael Smith on August 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm

If we want a quick fix and a lasting fix have I.C.E do a friendly check up on every dairy in the country and issue huge fines for employing illegal workers, maybe implement
Something like the rico act to seize assets gained through illegal practices. Also never allow a dairy visa program as all that will do is let large dairys to continue to grow and under cut the small American producers with cheap foreign labor.

Posted by D. Strack on August 23, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Until one figures out how to stop the banks from lending for expansion or big who can afford to get bigger~~time is just wasted. We don't have a surplus as long as there are hungry people! We have a lack of distribution. Google Dairy Pricing Ass'n and see how it could work and with things already in place to make it work. We have seen it locally as cheese was bought and given to food pantries. Most would love to get ahold of whole milk too. Our work needs to go to getting dairy to those who would use it but can't afford it. Also SCC needs to be paid attention to, paying the most for the lowest counts and cutting off the high counts.

Posted by Ronald Koetsier on August 17, 2018 at 10:39 am

It sounds like a national dump your neighbors milk day. Great idea, but the devil is in the details. It's a given that if every dairyman in the US dumped their milk for one day the price would climb just by the lack of supply and the continued demand. Getting everyone to agree is the pretty impossible part. It would be like trying to get everyone to agree to join the NMPF CWT program. Even after it was done and proved successful, it wasn't sustainable. Bickering about freeloaders, cost born by the participants, lawsuits, and the fact that it just won't go away causes great concern to all dairymen. Of all the quick fix solutions this is the simple quick effective way to jump the milk price. Just how bad does it need to get before everyone screams to their CO-OP, Independent processer, or whoever turns their milk into a consumer product that something of this magnitude needs to happen. All dairymen realize that the number of dairymen that have to participate gets smaller everyday and even the biggest operators would benefit from a National Emergency Supply Reduction

Posted by D Morrow on August 17, 2018 at 6:26 am

The only problem with them dumping there "milk". Is that they take all the cream outta the milk and dump the whey the charge the farmer to get rid of the whey. Doesn't matter what co op the farmers are in they will screw the farmer. Then we import powdered milk, import beef from every where else. We screw are own farmers and are selves.