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Old 09-04-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by arctichomesteader View Post
Something needs to be done about the milk prices to reverse the farm losses.
Uh, wut?

A gallon of milk is only $0.65

We are paying $2.60 to $2.90 per gallon because the US government takes our tax dollars and pays dairy farmers to slaughter their herds to create a shortage to drive up the price of milk.

The US government also takes our tax dollars and pays dairy farmers to dump their milk down the sewer to create a shortage to drive prices up.

The US government also takes our tax dollars and buys milk which it converts to UHT for military mess halls and field mess, to create a shortage and drive prices up.

The US government also buys milk and diverts it to welfare programs (like it does with cheese) in order to create a shortage to drive up the price.

The cash cow give away (pardon my pun) needs to end.

Of course that will screw small farmers, but certainly measures can be taken to protect small family dairy farms while corporate dairy farms who milk the system (pardon my pun) and steal tax payer money are beaten down, destroyed and run out of business, and also legislation is enacted sort of like the sports thing where you can only own a dairy farm in one state and can't own dairy farms in multiple states.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Mircea View Post
Uh, wut?

A gallon of milk is only $0.65

We are paying $2.60 to $2.90 per gallon because the US government takes our tax dollars and pays dairy farmers to slaughter their herds to create a shortage to drive up the price of milk.

The US government also takes our tax dollars and pays dairy farmers to dump their milk down the sewer to create a shortage to drive prices up.

The US government also takes our tax dollars and buys milk which it converts to UHT for military mess halls and field mess, to create a shortage and drive prices up.

The US government also buys milk and diverts it to welfare programs (like it does with cheese) in order to create a shortage to drive up the price.

The cash cow give away (pardon my pun) needs to end.

Of course that will screw small farmers, but certainly measures can be taken to protect small family dairy farms while corporate dairy farms who milk the system (pardon my pun) and steal tax payer money are beaten down, destroyed and run out of business, and also legislation is enacted sort of like the sports thing where you can only own a dairy farm in one state and can't own dairy farms in multiple states.

Many, many untruths...........

The government does not pay dairy farmers to slaughter their herds.

They did that once in the 1980's


--"pays farmers to dump their milk down the sewer"-

another untruth


--" buys milk and reverts it to welfare programs"--

Better than handing debit cards to food stamp recepients to go out and buy lobster with. ( which is the case today )
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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The government is involved in many ways in the altering and "moderating" of our agricultural industry. I'm sure the original intention was admirable... control the supply, create the demand, stabilize the market price. Unfortunately, it's gotten a bit out of control and doesn't always serve the best interests of the consumer or the average farmer... just the huge agro-corps. The system we have now is so far from true capitalism as to be nearly unidentifiable.
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