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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.”


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