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(Fusion)   America's Milk Lobby says that immigration raids on dairy farms have the potential to send milk prices skyrocketing from $3.31 to $8 per gallon . In other news, we apparently have a Milk Lobby in the US   ( fusion.net) divider line
    More: Interesting, dairy industry lobbyist, National Milk Producers, Milk, Dairy farming, detection undocumented immigrants, Immigration, dairy farm, dairy farm owners  
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2017-04-20 12:45:41 PM  
Your gun lobby is a big deal, so it's not surprising something useful has the ear of government.
 
2017-04-20 12:52:54 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Your gun lobby is a big deal, so it's not surprising something useful has the ear of government.


Both are still pretty harmless compared to those creeps from The Egg Council.

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2017-04-20 12:56:52 PM  
$3.31/gallon?  It's about $2.50 - $2.70 here.
 
2017-04-20 01:01:04 PM  
Maybe those jobs could be done by robots.
 
2017-04-20 01:02:12 PM  
Okay so turn off the artificial limits and stop paying farmers to not produce.  At least here in Canada the shadowy dairy barons have a legal monopoly and force the prices up with those tactics.  Its very similar actually to the taxi medallion concept where you as a farmer try to buy up rights to produce milk which is far more valuable then the farm in many cases.
 
2017-04-20 02:07:53 PM  
We used to have a 'Milk Marketing Board' in the UK.
I think Ian Rush had them disbanded before going off to play for Accrington Stanley.

/not at all obscure if you are a British farker
 
2017-04-20 02:51:01 PM  
You mean they wouldn't be able to artificially subsidize their business with cheap imported labor?

That sounds just AWFUL.  We could have a run on cheese.  People would be using Muenster as currency.  It would be madness.
 
2017-04-20 02:52:53 PM  

Ambivalence: Maybe those jobs could be done by robots.


Too late.  Say hello to your cow milking robot overlords.
guardianlv.com
 
2017-04-20 02:55:12 PM  
Some cows even get a merry-go-round ride to keep them occupied.
www.abc.net.au
 
2017-04-20 02:59:06 PM  
It's going to suck when they moooooove all the illegals back to Mexico.
 
2017-04-20 03:04:21 PM  
News flash: wherever there are people with a vested interest in something, there's a lobby for it.
 
2017-04-20 03:05:38 PM  
Weren't they the ones behind those "You might not like me now, but I'm drinking milk.. and in a few years I'm gonna be a model with an opioid addiction..."
 
2017-04-20 03:06:15 PM  
commercials.. Hit the button too fast.
 
2017-04-20 03:07:00 PM  
They like cheap labor. I hate trump but there's no reason to start trusting lobbyists.
 
2017-04-20 03:07:29 PM  
I've been saying this for years. Most of the people who are the angriest about illegal immigration will turn around and get just as angry about strawberries suddenly being $10 per pound.
 
2017-04-20 03:07:31 PM  
Hey subby,
www.motherjones.com
The milk lobby isn't new
 
2017-04-20 03:07:45 PM  
Did you think those "Got Milk?" adverts were paid for by the Albino Moustache Lobby?
 
2017-04-20 03:07:54 PM  

whither_apophis: $3.31/gallon?  It's about $2.50 - $2.70 here.


$2.20 in Denver
 
2017-04-20 03:08:09 PM  
 
2017-04-20 03:08:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: You mean they wouldn't be able to artificially subsidize their business with cheap imported labor?


Our heroin addicted unemployed people demand wages that are simply too high.
 
2017-04-20 03:09:42 PM  

whither_apophis: $3.31/gallon?  It's about $2.50 - $2.70 here.


Loss leader prices used by the stores to bring in business. Does not  reflect cost of production. Price supports make a constant supply at consistent price.
 
2017-04-20 03:12:01 PM  
At Walmart a gallon is running $1.30 maybe? Target is about the same?
 
2017-04-20 03:12:21 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Okay so turn off the artificial limits and stop paying farmers to not produce.  At least here in Canada the shadowy dairy barons have a legal monopoly and force the prices up with those tactics.  Its very similar actually to the taxi medallion concept where you as a farmer try to buy up rights to produce milk which is far more valuable then the farm in many cases.


Wouldn't it be awesome if people weren't dicks?
 
2017-04-20 03:12:21 PM  
This is why we need robot truck drivers asap. We could lower the shipping costs and then give the out of work drivers jobs on the farms.
 
2017-04-20 03:13:11 PM  

the_innkeeper: whither_apophis: $3.31/gallon?  It's about $2.50 - $2.70 here.

$2.20 in Denver


Wow, you guys sure proved the article wrong!
 
2017-04-20 03:14:18 PM  

LarryDan43: This is why we need robot truck drivers asap. We could lower the shipping costs and then give the out of work drivers jobs on the farms.


We could even start milking the people that are out of work!

Why is this milk so tangy? And it smells like chestnuts?
 
2017-04-20 03:14:33 PM  
So, how much will it cost if after they arrest the illegal immigrants, they also arrest their employers?
 
2017-04-20 03:14:37 PM  

Diogenes: Tr0mBoNe: Your gun lobby is a big deal, so it's not surprising something useful has the ear of government.

Both are still pretty harmless compared to those creeps from The Egg Council.

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img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 03:14:46 PM  
www.lgbtlife.co.uk
 
2017-04-20 03:15:33 PM  

Scyllz: LarryDan43: This is why we need robot truck drivers asap. We could lower the shipping costs and then give the out of work drivers jobs on the farms.

We could even start milking the people that are out of work!

Why is this milk so tangy? And it smells like chestnuts?


As long as they are kept in small pens where they can't turn around and they never see the light of day, I'm all for it.
 
2017-04-20 03:16:36 PM  
how in the world has anyone missed "Got Milk"?
 
2017-04-20 03:16:39 PM  
It's a real Milk Lobby, like the Lemonade Lobby.
Around the corner there's the Fudge Lobby
 
2017-04-20 03:17:59 PM  

brap: Did you think those "Got Milk?" adverts were paid for by the Albino Moustache Lobby?


Who told you?!.

All2morrowsparTs Alabaster Handlebar
Chief Marketing Officer
Albino Mustache Confederation
WhiteMustacherides.org
 
2017-04-20 03:18:01 PM  
I guess it's a dairy made group
 
2017-04-20 03:19:08 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: the_innkeeper: whither_apophis: $3.31/gallon?  It's about $2.50 - $2.70 here.

$2.20 in Denver

Wow, you guys sure proved the article wrong!


It's like yelling about the thermometer readings outside your windows in response to global warming.

I can buy garbage milk with a discount for $3.00, goes bad quickly. Good stuff is $5.00.

I live in a major metropolitan area with a population in the millions. Those are the prices we pay.

I would love it if you asked the President or Republican members of Congress to point-blank give you what they think an average gallon of milk costs.
 
2017-04-20 03:19:17 PM  

LikeALeafOnTheWind: how in the world has anyone missed "Got Milk"?


NO SCHIDTT.
I can divide my childhood between the early "Milk it does a body good" era and the later "Got Milk?" era.
 
2017-04-20 03:20:27 PM  
I pay about $1.29 for a gallon of milk.  $3.31 is unheard of.

And while you're arresting illegal workers, why aren't you arresting the owners of those companies?  You do realize it's illegal to hire an illegal immigrant, right?
 
2017-04-20 03:20:50 PM  
Part of me assumed, after reading the article, that the illegals were employed in taking care of the herds of cattle, not the milking part.
 
2017-04-20 03:20:53 PM  
dammit, the more I keep thinking about the actual physical process of extracting milk from another living creature is freaking me out.
STOP MAKING ME THINK ABOUT STUFF!
 
2017-04-20 03:23:21 PM  

kidgenius: At Walmart a gallon is running $1.30 maybe? Target is about the same?


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You getting your Vitamin R with that Malk?
 
2017-04-20 03:23:54 PM  

spongeboob: Subby America has a butter lobby


Yeah, but do they have a museum?

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 03:24:46 PM  
The American Milk Council.
"Come sniff our dairy air!"
 
2017-04-20 03:24:47 PM  
There is no way labor inputs would be that large.
 
2017-04-20 03:25:27 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 03:25:48 PM  

Scyllz: Weren't they the ones behind those "You might not like me now, but I'm drinking milk.. and in a few years I'm gonna be a model with an opioid addiction..."


Oh, Jesus, between that reminder and Real Ghostbusters appearing on Netflix I'm having all kinds of flashbacks.
 
2017-04-20 03:26:01 PM  

FatherChaos: I pay about $1.29 for a gallon of milk.  $3.31 is unheard of.

And while you're arresting illegal workers, why aren't you arresting the owners of those companies?  You do realize it's illegal to hire an illegal immigrant, right?


Which company are we talking about?  The Corp that owns the land? The LLC that leases the building? The LLC that owns the cows? Or the manager guy who is paying the migrants cash? Cuz yeah that guy can go fark himself, we can get a new one of those.
 
2017-04-20 03:26:46 PM  
$5 per gallon increase will cost me about $20 per year, so yeah, i'm not too bothered
 
2017-04-20 03:28:57 PM  
All it took was one big INS raid about 20 years ago for the sweet onion lobby to make sure there haven't been any more in their industry.
 
2017-04-20 03:30:44 PM  

AthensBoy: [img.fark.net image 300x168]


Came for this.

/leaving satisfied
 
2017-04-20 03:33:55 PM  
I remember seeing dairyhands as a teen always paying for stuff in two dollar bills, thinking it was odd.

A friend explained that that was pretty common practice in our area, as most of the dairy with a lot of Mexican born labor did that.  Didn't think much of it back then.

Only dawned on me later that it was a non so subtle act of racism by the dairy owners.  Waving around a stack of two dollar bills was a way of marking the holders are poor mexicans or even illegal labor.  The Dairy owners probably got a kick out of it.

This is despite the fact that if said labor ever left, they would be out of business overnight.
 
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