WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? PROPOSED MEGA MEGA MILK MONOPOLY MERGER MERITS QUICK KIBOSH. Should the world's largest milk processor (Dean's Foods) be allowed to merge with America's largest dairy cooperative (DFA)?
A large portion of the steep decline in America's ailing agriculture is due to relentless consolidation by self-serving monopolies. For example, Monsanto is among the elite group of four mega monopolies which "control more than 60 percent of global proprietary seed sales." https://civileats.com/…/the-sobering-details-behind-the-la…/
Opposition to monopoly control is a broad, unifying issue. The vast majority of American farmers, left and right, would agree that 40 years of comatose-enforcement of hundred-year-old Anti-Trust Laws – under both Republican and Democrat administrations – has been an unmitigated disaster for agriculture, rural America and the American economy. Caleb, Megan & Jim
"Federal antitrust regulators are probing a possible deal between a major U.S. dairy cooperative and Dean Foods Co., the bankrupt milk-processing giant, as the dairy industry realigns after decades of declining milk consumption."
The Justice Department is probing a potential merger between Dean Foods and the Dairy Farmers of America and the effect it might have on milk prices.