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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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