Month: March 2011

Post Dairy Crisis Europe Weighing in on Proposed “Milk Package”

By Ryan Dennis On March 15th, 2011, a member of the European Parliament introduced his report of the European Commission’s “Milk Package” meant to address problems associated with the cause of low farmgate prices.  The Milk Package, by emphasising contractual relationships, aims to even the lack of countervailing power experienced by dairy producers in the Read More

Pennsylvania Family Farm Defenders Calls NMPF Plan into Question

The following has been released by the Pennslyvania Family Farm Defenders: Meshoppen, PA: As National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF’s) “Foundation for the Future” (FFTF) nears completion as legislation and its benefits are widely being touted, Pennsylvania Family Farm Defenders (PA F.F.D.) is concerned that there are serious reasons to believe that the alleged benefits of Read More

How Many Animals on Your Dairy are not Paying Their Way?

By Jim Salfer,  University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Dairy Generally, there are animals on every dairy farm that end up costing you money rather than making you money. The question is, how many? This question is something that every dairy producer should ponder. Cows in milk are the only animals on dairy farms that are making Read More

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