Help for dairy farmers?

According to the Portland Press herald, the Justice Department will investigate plight of dairy farmers.

The head of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division said on Saturday she has launched an investigation to determine whether giant milk processors are unfairly squeezing the nation’s dairy farmers, who are experiencing their lowest prices in more than a quarter century.

U.S. Assistant Attorney Gen. Christine Varney, testifying at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the current crisis in the dairy industry, said she wanted to find out “why our cooperatives are the captive of one distributor.”

Let’s hope it isn’t too late for Maine’s beleaguered dairy farmers.  In the meantime, I encourage you all to chose locally produced dairy products whenever you can.  I’m a big Oakhurst fan for their attempt to stand up to Monsanto over rBGH labeling.

Thanks Dan for sending me this link!


One Response to “Help for dairy farmers?”

  1. julie Says:

    This household buys local milk only! Thanks Ali and Dan for this informative post.

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