As reported by Don Jenkins, Capital Press, Friday, March 8, Michael Stumo, head of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, spoke at the National Farmers Union convention, March 3 in Bellevue, Wash., and stated that we need policies based on less agricultural production stating "We're in a world of glut. We need a policy that's based on glut, not on scarcity."
Jenkins also reports that National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson stated that "We cannot trade (export) our way out of this problem, which is why we need policies that address oversupply."
Well, Michael, Roger and dairy farmers, the National Dairy Producers Organization (NDPO) has just such dairy farmer co-op management policies that will solve the "oversupply" and "glut" milk problem and will balance the national milk supply with profitable milk demand.
There are about 50 dairy farmer member-owned co-ops which handle about 81% of the milk made in this country.
For years, co-op dairy farmer members have allowed their co-op management to drive their co-op business and drive the dairy farmer member into financial destruction and out of business by encouraging and accommodating maximum milk production far in excess of profitable demand resulting in a milk price less than the cost to make the milk.
The implementation of NDPO's co-op management policies will promote a shared, disciplined, profitable, national milk production and will balance the national milk supply with profitable demand and thereby obtain a sustainable, profitable milk price from the marketplace for as many dairy farmers as possible, regardless of size or location, and will stop the financial destruction of U.S. dairy farm families.
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