U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

We all knew it was coming, we all hoped that it wouldn’t but we all knew that the virus is going to be a reason for Governments around the world to start eliminating or cutting back and Controlling the worlds’ Food Supply. Soon you will ONLY have access to what the ALLOW you to have access to – and that access to different foods will neither be consistent, sufficient or convenient until they ‘get it down’!

There will be ‘scheduled’ food rationing at Food Distribution Centers because the ‘next’ step in their plan is to “Collapse The Global Monetary System and issue ID/Debit cards and ‘online bank accounts’ to everyone. They are testing that system now with the new Unemployment Insurance Compensation direct-deposit system they are rolling out. No direct deposit account – no $$.. there will be NO PAPER CHECKS of any kind! When your monthly allotment is depleted – sorry no purchase of NOTHING, transportation, online entertainment, food and dietary supplemental essentials, clothing and shelter.

60% of our crops failed last year due to inability to get them into the ground – and if they did get them in they couldn’t get them out due to flooding and spoilage. The 30% that DID survive ‘molded and mildewed’ in the Silos because there was a national “shortage” of Propane to dry them properly!! To this day I STILL do not believe there could possibly be a SHORTAGE OF ANY PETROLEUM PRODUCT in the US???!!!! 😠😡💩💀  https://www.proag.com/news/propane-availability-issues-continue-halt-harvest-in-some-areas/   

https://www.greatamericancrop.com/news-resources/article/2019/11/19/problems-purchasing-propane

1984 is HERE NOW and they are using the Virus as a “Cover and Smoke Screen” to eliminate all of your rights in one fell swoop. This was all planned – including the Virus!! AGENDA 21.. YOU SHOULD READ IT!
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – 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. Trucking companies that haul dairy products are scrambling to get enough drivers as some who fear the virus have stopped working. And sales to major dairy export markets have dried up as the food-service sector largely shuts down globally.

The dairy industry’s woes signal broader problems in the global food supply chain, according to farmers, agricultural economists and food distributors. The dairy business got hit harder and earlier than other agricultural commodities because the products are highly perishable – milk can’t be frozen, like meat, or stuck in a silo, like grain.

Other food sectors, however, are also seeing disruptions worldwide as travel restrictions are limiting the workforce needed to plant, harvest and distribute fruits and vegetables, and a shortage of refrigerated containers and truck drivers have slowed the shipment of staples such as meat and grains in some places.

Leedle could likely sell his milk if he could get it to market. Dairy products in grocery stores have been in high demand as consumers stay home during the pandemic, though panic buying may be slowing. Earlier this week, a local market told Leedle’s wife she could buy only two dairy products total per shopping trip as retailers nationwide ration many high-demand products.

GOLDEN FARMS MILKING BARN
FILE PHOTO: The milking parlor at the Eble family’s Golden E Dairy farm near West Bend, Wisconsin, U.S., April 1, 2020. Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY via REUTERS

“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. Trucking companies that haul dairy products are scrambling to get enough drivers as some who fear the virus have stopped working. And sales to major dairy export markets have dried up as the food-service sector largely shuts down globally.

The dairy industry’s woes signal broader problems in the global food supply chain, according to farmers, agricultural economists and food distributors. The dairy business got hit harder and earlier than other agricultural commodities because the products are highly perishable – milk can’t be frozen, like meat, or stuck in a silo, like grain.

Other food sectors, however, are also seeing disruptions worldwide as travel restrictions are limiting the workforce needed to plant, harvest and distribute fruits and vegetables, and a shortage of refrigerated containers and truck drivers have slowed the shipment of staples such as meat and grains in some places.

Leedle could likely sell his milk if he could get it to market. Dairy products in grocery stores have been in high demand as consumers stay home during the pandemic, though panic buying may be slowing. Earlier this week, a local market told Leedle’s wife she could buy only two dairy products total per shopping trip as retailers nationwide ration many high-demand products…

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

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