Big Milk Loses to Raw Milk Drinkers in Lawsuit


National Milk Producers Federation go down in Lawsuit

National Milk Producers Federation, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative Inc., Agri-Mark, Raw Milk, Raw Milk Drinkers

Every once in a while a group of people are able to come together and look squarely into the state-corporate abyss and take home a victory.  This is one of those times.  Milk drinkers can rejoice in the news that they are now free, free to sell and purchase raw milk without the milk lobby, with the aid of their statey von stateface allies, interfering with their ability to do so in a cost-effective way.  Raw Milk Drinkers have been given a $52 million settlement in their lawsuit against the Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative Inc., and Agri-Mark, Inc, all of which together comprise the National Milk Producers Federation aka Cooperatives Working Together (CWT).

From Homestead Guru

Milk drinkers nation wide have been awarded a settlement in a class action anti-trust milk lawsuit against the National Milk Producers Federation aka Cooperatives Working Together (CWT). The group includes Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Land O’Lakes, Inc., Dairylea Cooperative Inc., and Agri-Mark, Inc., and they have been ordered to pay out $52 million to consumers.

Have you ever drank their products? You may want to reconsider that…

While the milk group denies any wrong doing, the settled accusations include a nationwide conspiracy by CWT and its members to “limit the production of raw farm milk by prematurely slaughtering cows, in order to illegally increase the price of milk and other fresh milk products”.

“This antitrust lawsuit alleges a nationwide conspiracy by CWT and its members to limit the production of raw farm milk by prematurely slaughtering cows, in order to illegally increase the price of milk and other fresh milk products”

You may be entitled to a payout if you meet the following two conditions:

1. You purchased milk, cream, half & half, yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, or sour cream anytime since 2003.

2. You live in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin.

If you meet those two criteria you can visit the settlement website here, where you will be asked for your name, email address and to confirm you bought dairy products in a store since 2003. You will not need to have proof of purchase.

“This cow-killing program exploited both the animals and the consumers, and resulted in the early deaths of half a million cows,” attorney Cheryl Leahy told The Huffington Post in an email.

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