GOOD – BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH

The recently announced DFA-NE supply management plan is good, BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH. FINALLY, DFA management can no longer ignore that milk supply management is required now that milk has to be dumped. DFA’s plan to pay “Full value” for 85% of March 2020 milk production and what ever the market will pay for any … Read more

PAY INCENTIVES ARE WRONG

Dairy farmer co-op management pay incentives are wrong. Existing co-op management pay incentives are based on milk NOT members. Existing co-op management are paid on ever increasing dairy sales and market share which requires ever increasing and cheaper milk, all at the expense of a profitable dairy farmer milk price. NDPO encourages dairy farmer members … Read more

CHECKOFF PETITION TO PERDUE

TO: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, It is time for all of the “dairy industry” to share in the current U.S. economic pain, NOT JUST THE DAIRY FARMER. NDPO urges the suspension of the mandatory milk checkoff deduction from U.S. dairy farmers for 18 months — the anticipated duration of the effects of the current virus … Read more

NOW WE KNOW

  I had a dairy farmer recently tell me, “We make food, people have to eat, how bad can it get?” NOW WE KNOW HOW BAD IT CAN GET. People DON’T have to eat ALL that we make. When the milk supply we make exceeds demand, people will pay only what they have to in … Read more