Rigged: Dairy Industry Killed 500,000 Of Its Own Cows To Keep Milk Prices High | Daniel Jennings – Off The Grid News

Some of the biggest names in the dairy business killed more than a half million cows in an effort to keep milk prices high nationwide over the past decade.

A class-action lawsuit alleges that customers paid higher milk and dairy prices because farmers – both big and small — slaughtered more than 500,000 cattle under an agreement with the National Milk Producers Federation. The idea was to keep the supply of milk down.

In the end, the milk industry settled with the plaintiffs for $52 million.

The slaughter was organized by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), a lobbying group which formed an organization called Cooperatives Working Together that consisted of four major dairy cooperatives: Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Land O’Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative Inc., and Agri-Mark Inc., Bloomberg reported.

Source: Rigged: Dairy Industry Killed 500,000 Of Its Own Cows To Keep Milk Prices High | Off The Grid News

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