3 Comments on “Is a milk supply management program needed?”

  • jack lomeo March 24th, 2010 3:42 am

    yes industry cannot survive without it i perfer a base program that milk with in base is priced on cost of production

  • blake heller December 26th, 2010 5:39 pm

    I certainly agree that supply management is the way to go. The article by Miranda Leis in the Dec 2010 Eastern Dairy Business is right on point. It’s much better to force the CONSUMERS to guarantee us a living than the TAXPAYERS- there’s twice as many of them. Like Miranda, I too want to make sure there’s a program in place to make sure my kids can take over the farm someday even if I fail. On the other hand, I think the TAXPAYERS should guarantee jobs for all city kids. After all, the CONSUMERS have enough responsibility already taking care of us.

  • ryan buschur February 8th, 2011 10:43 am

    I’m having a hard time buying the idea that supply management is necessary for the survival of the industry like a lot of groups are suggesting. I have been following the National Dairy Producers Organization’s ideas more closely and agree with most everything else they have been pushing. I am just a dumb farmer but it seems to me that the underlying problem is the way milk is priced. I fear supply management will favor the large dairyman and puts us at risk of alienating consumers when prices go up and processors can point the finger at us. Lowering SCC to 400,000 is a step forward as far as increasing demand goes. I feel supply management is a drastic measure and should be kept as a last resort.

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