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Milk, the New Deal, and Crony Capitalism

Last year I went to the grocery store and was greeted by a sign on the door of the milk case that informed me that the advertised price of a gallon of milk in the newspaper could not be honored due to “dairy regulations.”

I grabbed a gallon of skim and went to the front of the store to ask the manager about the sign.

He informed me that the price my grocery store had advertised was below the official price designated for my area by the government/dairy co-op. Someone had reported the “sub-official” price to the authorities and that was why the sign was on the door of the dairy case.

Nice.

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War on Small Farms: Comply or Die

This video was sent to me by someone at the, get this, “Raw Milk Freedom Riders.” Great name.

What it shows is a Wisconsin inspector visiting the farm of Vernon Hershberger for a “look around.”

Apparently Mr. Hershberger has run afoul of Wisconsin state law because he has provided raw milk to members of his “herd share.”  This is a no-no.

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