In April 2018, Farm Aid joined 53 organizations in calling on Congress and the Trump Administration to implement an emergency floor price for milk and institute a series of measures to respond to the ‘dairy crisis’.
Willie Nelson ~ Farm Aid ~ ~ HOW DOES THE ‘DAIRY CRISIS’ AFFECT RURAL AMERICA?
THE REAL CRISIS~
The Truth about Modern CAFO-GMO Dairy ~ Made Putrid by Modern Processing ~ Shutting Down Small Farms!
‘Farmers deserve a Fair Price for Milk’
& How banning GMO would bring back the Family Farm
~ like the Sustainable farm across America!
Not all Milk is Created equal~ (** The same with CAFO-GMO ‘Animal Protein’ & eggs) ~
** The same with Cereal ~ GMO Heat altered & Over-Milled Soy, Corn & Alfalfa (fed to the animal we eat!)
THE REAL CRISIS:
** Modern Processes ~ make what was once ‘food’ ~ Chemistry changed to Carnival Food ~ ‘Disease-Causing’ ~ No longer Bioavailable ~
As dairy farmers are forced into bankruptcy, a ripple effect on the local services that farmers use – such as banks, equipment dealers, seed and feed suppliers – further taxes rural economies. In regions like New England and the Upper Midwest, where multigenerational dairy farms have shaped the landscape and undergirded the regional economy, the shuttering of barn doors is sparking severe social and mental health crises and straining rural communities. For eaters, the loss of local dairies limits access to fresh, local milk products and often means a permanent loss of precious farmland to development. With fewer family farmers, the fate of our dairy products is left in the hands of factory farms and giant milk processors who have repeatedly cut corners with additives and processes that compromise the health and safety of milk.
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WHAT IS FARM AID DOING TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS?
Through our hotline, Farm Aid provides counsel and distributes emergency funds to dairy farm families in crisis. Over the last decade, we’ve stood side-by-side with farmers and partner organizations to call attention to the dairy crisis, as dairy farmers have organized rallies nationwide. In addition, Farm Aid has helped fund trips for dairy farmers to Capitol Hill to highlight the impact of the loss of family dairy farms, while advocating for pricing reform and antitrust enforcement in the industry.
Farm Aid at a 2009 dairy rally. Photo © Fritz Nordengren
Farm Aid met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in 2009, delivering petitions signed by more than 13,000 farmers and eaters calling on the USDA to establish a fair floor price for milk. In 2010, when the USDA and Department of Justice launched a series of public workshops to examine antitrust conditions in agriculture, Farm Aid attended each one, including one specific to dairy, and helped support farmers to be there in person to be sure the voices of family farmers were heard loud and clear. In March 2018, Farm Aid advocated for a return to supply management in an op-ed published in The Hill, using the Canadian milk management system as an model. In April 2018, Farm Aid joined 53 organizations in calling on Congress and the Trump Administration to implement an emergency floor price for milk and institute a series of measures to respond to the dairy crisis.