The Nation’s Biggest Dairy Is Failing Despite Relentless Government Intervention

The big “factory” US dairy industry has been propped up by taxpayers and regulators for decades while family farms were allowed, even encouraged, to fail. Now, even the factory farms are in danger of failing.
(From Reason)

“USDA dairy marketing orders set minimum dairy prices, while the [agency’s dairy] checkoff program takes money from dairy farmers to promote milk and other dairy products,” I detail in my book Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable. “Taxpayers have the dairy checkoff program to thank, for example, for the ubiquitous ‘milk mustache’ advertising campaign.

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