SILENCE IS COMPLICITY

DAIRY FARMER: YOUR silence as a co-op member-owner, who handle 85% of U.S. made milk, makes you not only SUBJECT TO financial destruction but COMPLICITE WITH YOUR co-op management policies that fail to provide members with a profitable milk price. Do not remain silent and complicit in your own financial destruction. Join and implement the … Read more

SCARCITY VALUE

Many professional investment people prefer gold “given there’s a limited supply of the shiny metal.” Matthew McLennan of First Eagle Investment Management. With a managed, controlled supply growth of gold, it creates a “scarcity value”. DAIRY FARMER: Let’s give milk a “scarcity value” and make it profitable to make instead of an over supply of … Read more

CHAOS OR PROFIT?

U.S. dairy farmers should listen to the following words of Buzz Shahan, COO United Potato Growers of America, Sept. 2020 issue of Potato Grower. “Chaos happens for many reasons, the most common being that no entity takes charge of maintaining order. When an entity is in charge, it puts in place a certain behavioral structure … Read more

SUSTAINABILITY IS A GOOD IDEA

Dairy farmer financially supported organizations DMI, NMPF and USDEC are spending dairy farmer money promoting a new environmental proposal entitled “Dairy’s Sustainability Imperatives” (DSI) DSI’s second Imperative states “Sustainable environmental practices must be profitable for farmers.” Good idea! How about also promoting practices that make making milk “profitable for farmers” by balancing the milk supply … Read more

WHAT IS vs. WHAT SHOULD BE

WHAT IS — Existing co-op management’s goal is to increase dairy product sales and market share. Co-op management increases sales by selling dairy products at a price less than domestic and gloabl market competition. Management accomplishes a “less” product price by encouraging excess milk production greater than profitable demand, enabling management to pay dairy farmers … Read more