RULES

Richard A. Levins, identified as a professor emeritus of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, complains in Hoard’s Dairyman, January 10, 2021 issue, that the “rules” affecting dairy farmers don’t “match the playing field.” However, the “rules” Levins complains about are government legislated rules, NOT the basic, universal supply/demand economic rules of the marketplace, … Read more

PERVERSION

Perversion — the action of turning away from what is right. Existing dairy co-op management fraudulently use the legal reality of the cooperative organization being dairy farmer member owned for management’s own financial benefit, but without and at the expense of providing an actual, sustainable profitable milk price for most dairy farmer members. The implementation … Read more

A LESSON FOR MILK?

In Brazil cattle supplies have shrunk, pushing up prices that meat packers pay by 50% this year to record highs. The supply of animals for slaughter is expected to stay low next year, keeping cattle prices high. BOB KRUCKER NDPO Member Idaho

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