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Coronavirus: U.S. dairy farmers dump milk, like during Great Depression
  • Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening.

    “We need you to start dumping your milk,” said his contact from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest U.S. dairy cooperative.

    Despite strong demand for basic foods like dairy products amid the coronavirus pandemic, the milk supply chain has seen a host of disruptions that are preventing dairy farmers from getting their products to market.

    Mass closures of restaurants and schools have forced a sudden shift from those wholesale food-service markets to retail grocery stores, creating logistical and packaging nightmares for plants processing milk, butter and cheese.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-dairy-insight/u-s-dairy-farmers-dump-milk-as-pandemic-upends-food-markets-idUSKBN21L1DW

    Year 2020, Last year of capitalism

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  • yes...the US dairy industry is criminal...and wasteful....and cruel. Most of those dairy farmers deserve to go out of business. Maybe after it collapses they can rethink their fuckups. They treat their cows horribly. In mex, we get our fresh milk delivered to our door 3 times a week. Man, is fresh milk good. I can't drink milk in a carton anymore. And the dairy farmers here treat their cows like shepherds treat their animals, as a valued resource, not as a piece of meat on hoofs.