‘Things are even harder for small farmers now’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

ATLANTA — “Things are even harder than usual for small farmers right now, with so much uncertainty about what will happen,” Willie Head told the Militant April 13. Head has several hundred acres of corn, melons, greens and other vegetable…


Dairy farmers forced to dump milk while stores are running out

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Big processors have pressured dairy farms small and large, like Golden E Dairy in Wisconsin, with 2,400 cows, to dump milk. Yet working families face growing shortages of dairy goods.

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. — Dairy farmers are being forced to dump fresh milk while millions face going short of dairy and food supplies due to government shutdowns and mass unemployment.   Stores like Walmart and Costco are limiting how much…