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2020 milk prices: Silence equals consent

For far too long, dairy farmers have remained silent. The 2020 milk prices paid to dairy farmers are the lowest in decades. While coronavirus market interruptions will be blamed by our co-op leadership for these low prices, our co-ops have still not adopted simple, elementary marketing rules that match milk supply with profitable milk demand … Read more

DAIRY FARMERS UNCANCELLED

“Cancel culture” is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to have been “cancelled”. DAIRY FARMER: For decades, you have been “cancelled” from YOUR dairy farmer member owned co-op by YOUR hired co-op management. YOUR existing hired … Read more

A FATAL DANGER

“Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be.” Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate. DAIRY FARMER: Tired of YOUR co-op management “powers that be” and YOUR financial destruction with unprofitable milk prices? Join and implement the co-op management policies of NDPO and speak … Read more

MILK AND FIREWOOD

Milk and firewood — both have the kinetic energy to do good or not. A proper supply of firewood can be fuel for a comfortable, even life saving warmth. Too much firewood can burn the house down. A proper supply of milk can fuel financial benefit for dairy farmers. Too much milk can financially drown … Read more

DFA DAIRY FARMER

Jackie Klippenstein, DFA Senior Vice President, Government, Industry and Community Relations writes on January 27, 2021 that YOUR co-op hired management recognizes that “grassroots governance process is of utmost importance, ensuring each and every one of you (members) has a voice in the direction of your cooperative” and asks you to submit resolutions to “help … Read more

HOLD LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE

Dairy farmer co-op owner members need to hold their co-op leaders accountable for achieving their co-op goal and purpose. Having the CORRECT co-op goal and purpose is critical for every dairy farmer co-op. Existing co-op leadership have promoted policies of encouraging and accommodating more and more milk far in excess of profitable marketplace demand. For … Read more