Calling Dr. Kahn

Maize, Kennedy P.
December 1978
New Republic;12/8/78, Vol. 179 Issue 24, p12
Explains that massive agricultural subsidies, monopolistic practices, and high consumer prices characterize the United States milk and dairy products industry. Industry's refusal to experience a free market; Lobbying organization National Milk Producers Federation comprises dairy farmer cooperatives; Little to fear from trustbusters or deregulators; Preference for low competition and an easy government attitude toward antitrust enforcement; Campaign contributions to Republicans and Democrats; Cooperatives' tendency to dominate local markets.


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