There’s a crisis in the dairy industry – shrinking family farms, growing corporate consolidation, and low milk prices. And while the new “fair trade dairy” label depicts rolling green hills and picturesque red barns – that imagery is nothing more than a feel good marketing tactic.
In this episode, we hear how Jim Goodman – one of the hundreds of dairy farmers impacted by the dairy crisis – struggled to keep his family farm afloat and compete with the big dairy companies. Jim talks about how generations of failed farm policy motivated his current work with the National Family Farm Coalition’s Disparity to Parity project, an effort dedicated to mandating fair pricing and building “a racially just, economically empowered, and climate resilient food system.”
Topics covered include:
National Family Farm Coalition: https://nffc.net/
Disparity to Parity: https://disparitytoparity.org/
Family Farm Defenders: https://familyfarmers.org/
Bringing Fair Trade Home to the U.S., written by John Peck: https://familyfarmers.org/?page_id=653