National Dairy
Producers
Organization Inc.
"Our number one priority is producer profitability for sustainability"
Board of Directors

Mike Eby
Chairman of the Board
Pennsylvania

Paul Rozwadowski
Vice Chairman Wisconsin

Gary Genske
Treasurer California

Deborah Mills
Secretary Minnesota

Pete DeHaan
Member Oregon

Bob Krucker
Member Idaho

John J. King
Member Pennsylvania

Greg Millick
Member Georgia

Dan Meier
Member New York

Jerry Volenec
Member Wisconsin

Rob Baum
Member Vermont

Joe Arens
Member Michigan

John Larsen
Member Minnesota

Tom Wing
Member Michigan

PROOF THAT THE ECONOMIC LAW OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND WILL NOT BE DENIED

The CME simply reflects present marketplace sales and guesses about the future marketplace supply/demand economics.

The Federal Order equations are irrelevant to the milk marketplace other than setting so-called minimum milk prices for dairy farmers which are also ultimately based on marketplace supply/demand economics.


The marketplace buyers will pay whatever they have to in order to get the milk they need, BUT not a penny more.

If the national milk supply is continuously balanced with or slightly less than profitable demand, most dairy farmers will see a profitable milk price.

The DFA-NE “experiment” may not raise milk prices IF non-DFA-NE milk and/or milk ingredients are imported by DFA from other areas.

The DFA-NE management will determine success or failure in raising milk prices.

I suspect existing DFA management is only interested in stopping the milk dumping (bad P/R) and NOT interested in raising milk prices for their NE co-op members or they would have implemented supply reduction prior to the present dumping.

NDPO has said since 2010, “MATCH SUPPLY with FARMER PROFITABLE DEMAND”!

Mike Eby
NDPO Board Member