Due to an article published by Off The Grid News several major milk brands made an agreement to inflate the milk price artificially between 2004 and 2008. The milk price had dramatically dropped then down to 66 cents per hundredweight. Against this background and with strong support by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), those milk brands decided to slaughter half a million cows and turning them into cheap hamburger in order to increase milk price again. Supporting an industry that provides dairy products is really weird considering the fact that milk implies adverse health effects. Read on to learn more about this outrageous secret “pact” between those milk brands!
“Four big names in the dairy industry reportedly conspired to artificially inflate the cost of dairy products in the United States. The market fraud occurred between 2004 and 2008 when milk prices increased 66 cents per hundredweight.
The increase was made possible through a pact between several major milk brands that unnecessarily slaughtered a substantial number of dairy cows.
Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Land O’Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative Inc. and Agri-Mark Inc. had more than half a million cows turned into cheap hamburger to increase the price of dairy products, according to Off The Grid News.
The deal was put into motion with support from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), an organization established in 1916 that’s responsible for governing the majority the United States’ milk supply.
Dairy industry killed cows to increase milk prices
The group “develops and carries out policies that advance the well-being of dairy producers and the cooperatives they own,” according to its website.
“NMPF provides a forum through which dairy farmers and their cooperatives formulate policy on national issues that affect milk production and marketing. NMPF’s contribution to this policy is aimed at improving the economic interests of dairy farmers, thus assuring the nation’s consumers an adequate supply of pure, wholesome, and nutritious milk and dairy products.”
Other members include Lone Star Milk Producers in Windthorst, Texas; Premier Milk in Ocala, Florida; Swiss Valley Farms in Davenport, Iowa; United Dairymen of Arizona in Tempe, Arizona; Upstate Niagra Cooperative, Inc. in Buffalo, New York; and Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Click here for a full list of NMPF members.
The NMPF, a lobbyist group for the dairy industry, organized the slaughter under an organization called Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), which consists of the four aforementioned brands.
CWT states on its website that it’s a “voluntary, producer-funded national program developed by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), to assist family farmers. CWT was designed by dairy farmers for the benefit of dairy farmers.”
Formed in July 2003, CWT operates as a separate entity within the NMPF. The group is funded by dairy farmers that produce nearly 70 percent of the nation’s milk.
Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Land O’Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative Inc. and Agri-Mark Inc. organized cow slaughter
“Under the Export Assistance program, CWT has helped to export 281 million pounds of cheese, butter, anhydrous milk fat, and whole milk powder to 56 countries on four continents – the equivalent of nearly 5 billion pounds of milk.”
Source: Read the full article at naturalnews.com!