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Board of Directors

Mike Eby
Dairy Producer- Retired
Chairman of the Board


Paul Rozwadowski
Dairy Producer- Wisconsin
Vice-Chairman


Gary Genske
Treasurer- California
Dairy Producer - New Mexico


Pete DeHaan
Dairy Producer- Oregon

Robert Krucker
Dairy Producer- Idaho

John J. King
Dairy Producer- Retired

Greg Millick
Dairy Producer – New York

Aaron DeBoer
Dairy Producer

Dan Meier
Dairy Producer – New York

Press Releases

STOP GIVING OUR PRODUCT AWAY

Saputo, Australia’s largest dairy producer, says “We don’t give our product away … the days of cheap milk are over.”

So also should DFA, U.S.’s largest dairy farmer member owned dairy producer, say “We don’t give our product away.”

Instead of paying industry-leading lowest prices for milk, DFA should follow Saputo in guaranteeing it will pay industry-leading highest prices for milk.

Let’s work together to balance the milk supply with profitable demand by implementing the policies of NDPO which will prevent a damaging surplus of milk production which depresses milk prices and causes financial loss and reduction in the number of U.S. dairy farmers and will send the correct milk supply to the market and will provide a profitable milk price for most existing U.S. dairy farmers and preserve as many U.S. dairy farmers as possible regardless of size and location.

It is a dairy farmer choice to properly manage the milk supply he makes and his co-ops, or not.

The family dairy farmer members of NDPO urge you to join and implement the policies of NDPO and to not only survive but prosper.

Bob Krucker
NDPO Board Member

PATHOS – SYMPATHETIC PITY

USDA reports on November 16, 2017 that the mood in the mountain states of Idaho, Colorado, and Utah is one of “uncertainty and pathos.” “A few farms in Idaho have been informed they may not have a market for their milk as of the New Year.”

DAIRY FARMER: THERE IS A SOLUTION.

The battle is between the existing dairy farmers of all sizes and locations who want to survive and preserve our secure, diversified, national milk making infrastructure and the “dairy industry” (co-op management, NMPF, DMI, USDEC) who call for maximum milk production and the cheapest global dairy products made with the cheapest milk in the world.

The question the U.S. dairy farmers are presently deciding is do they continue with maximum milk production in excess of profitable demand and their race to the global bottom and the last dairy farmer standing OR join and implement the policies of NDPO which will prevent a damaging surplus of milk production which depresses milk prices and causes financial loss and reduction in the number of U.S. dairy farmers and will send the correct milk supply to the market and will provide a profitable milk price for most existing U.S. dairy farmers and preserve as many U.S. dairy farmers as possible regardless of size and location?

It is a dairy farmer choice to properly manage the milk supply he makes and his co-ops, or not.

The family dairy farmer members of NDPO urge you to join and implement the policies of NDPO and to not only survive but prosper.

Bob Krucker
NDPO Board Member

No Political Help

There will be no political help for U.S. dairy farmers.

Why?

U.S. politicians follow the money.

The money politicians follow is the money provided by existing co-op management and the organizations they support, ie; NMPF, DMS, DMI, USDEC, etc., all of which want the cheapest milk possible.

Dairy farmers need a milk price greater than their cost to make the milk.

But political help to achieve a profitable milk price will not come unless dairy farmers can out-spend their co-op management, NMPF, DMS, DMI, USDEC, etc., which they cannot do.

What to do?

Dairy farmers can HELP THEMSELVES and receive a profitable milk price from the market place by balancing the milk supply they make with profitable demand and changing their existing co-op management hired hands which now only serve the needs and wants of the processor activities that they are involved with, either directly or in partnership with other “dairy industry” organizations, while hypocritically claiming to benefit the dairy farmer owner members.

The milk that most existing U.S. dairy farmers make can be an economically viable, profitable product by implementing the policies of NDPO. JOIN TODAY.

Bob Krucker
NDPO Board Member

USDA Failed to Submit Five Years of Federally Mandated Dairy Checkoff Reports

By John Lauinger | 09/14/2017 05:45 AM EDT

With help from Catherine Boudreau, Megan Cassella, Jenny Hopkinson, Helena Bottemiller Evich, Doug Palmer and Christine Haughney

DAIRY CHECKOFF REPORTS MIA AT USDA: It has been four years since the USDA published legally required annual financial reports on a $400 million dairy research and promotional fund — one of the largest pots of cash among federal checkoff programs, Pro Agriculture’s Catherine Boudreau reports. The missing reports add to the controversy surrounding federal checkoffs, fueling renewed arguments from farmers and advocacy groups who have long demanded greater transparency in the checkoff universe. Just a little bit longer: The reports on the dairy checkoff, which is funded by taxes on producers of milk products, should be posted within the month, a USDA spokeswoman told POLITICO. She said they are in the final clearance stage, and the 2016 installment is still in the works. She declined to explain the reason for the years-long delay. Prior to 2012, the dairy checkoff was one of the most transparent, regularly filing annual financial reports that often topped 100 pages. The reports were then sent to Capitol Hill. Only the dairy checkoff’s evaluations must be sent to Congress, because of the way its authorizing statute was written. Catherine explores the background and the back-and-forth over what may have caused the change. Pros, full story here.