As Dairy Prices Tumble, Farmers are Angered by Minimal USDA Support

Posted Leah Douglas Dairy, Leah Douglas, Newsletter

Photo from Flickr user chriswaits. Dairy farmers in the Northeast and Midwest are dumping massive quantities of milk, as a sharp decline in exports has driven milk prices down to a seven-year low. Meanwhile, independent farmers and members of Congress say that a new USDA insurance program designed to keep struggling dairy farmers in business is failing […]

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FTC Allows Grocery Chains to Further Consolidate Power, Harming Farmers, Workers, and Consumers​

Posted Leah Douglas Leah Douglas, Mergers & Acquisitions, Miscellaneous, Newsletter, Retailers

Farmers, workers, and consumers alike may soon feel the effects of further consolidation in the already concentrated industry of grocery retail. On July 22, the Federal Trade Commission approved the latest in a long series of supermarket mergers, further concentrating control over U.S. food markets in the hands of a few giant corporations. Advocates say the deal will […]

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