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The Resource Milk money : cash, cows, and the death of the American dairy farm, Kirk Kardashian ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders, (electronic resource)

Milk money : cash, cows, and the death of the American dairy farm, Kirk Kardashian ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders, (electronic resource)

Label
Milk money : cash, cows, and the death of the American dairy farm
Title
Milk money
Title remainder
cash, cows, and the death of the American dairy farm
Statement of responsibility
Kirk Kardashian ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders
Title variation
Cash, cows, and the death of the American dairy farm
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The failing economics of the traditional small dairy farm, the rise of the factory mega-farm with its resultant pollution and disease, and the uncertain future of milk. There's something un-American and illogical about a market system where the price of a product bears no relation to the cost of its inputs. Yet we have lived with such a scheme in the dairy industry for decades: retail milk prices have stayed the same, while milk prices paid to farmers have plummeted. The dairy business is at the heart of the culture and economy of Vermont, just as it is of many other states. That fact meant little to Kirk Kardashian until he started taking his daughter to daycare at a dairy farm a few miles from his Vermont home--a farm owned by the same family for generations, but whose owners were now struggling to make ends meet. Suddenly, the abstractions of economics and commodities markets were replaced by the flesh and blood of a farm family whom he greeted every day. In the tradition of Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, Kardashian asks whether it is right that family farmers in America should toil so hard, produce a food so wholesome and so popular, and still lose money. This gripping investigation uncovers the hidden forces behind dairy farm consolidation, and explains why milk--a staple commodity subject to both government oversight and industry collusion--has proven so tricky to stabilize. Meanwhile, every year we continue to lose scores of small dairy farms. With passion, wit, and humor, Milk Money shows where we are now, how we got here, and where we might be going."--Opening screen of ebook (Project MUSE, viewed October 11, 2013)
  • There's something un-American and illogical about a market system where the price of a product bears no relation to the cost of its inputs. Yet we have lived with such a scheme in the dairy industry for decades: retail milk prices have stayed the same, while milk prices paid to farmers have plummeted. The dairy business is at the heart of the culture and economy of Vermont, just as it is of many other states. That fact meant little to Kirk Kardashian until he started taking his daughter to daycare at a dairy farm a few miles from his Vermont home--a farm owned by the same family for generations, but whose owners were now struggling to make ends meet. Suddenly, the abstractions of economics and commodities markets were replaced by the flesh and blood of a farm family whom he greeted every day. In the tradition of Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, Kardashian asks whether it is right that family farmers in America should toil so hard, produce a food so wholesome and so popular, and still lose money. This gripping investigation uncovers the hidden forces behind dairy farm consolidation, and explains why milk--a staple commodity subject to both government oversight and industry collusion--has proven so tricky to stabilize. Meanwhile, every year we continue to lose scores of small dairy farms. With passion, wit, and humor, Milk Money shows where we are now, how we got here, and where we might be going
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YDXCP
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Kardashian, Kirk
Dewey number
636.2/1420973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SF232.A1
LC item number
K368 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF232.A1
NAL item number
K37 2012
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Dairying
  • Dairy farmers
  • Dairy farming
  • Dairy farmers
  • Dairy farming
  • Dairying
  • United States
Label
Milk money : cash, cows, and the death of the American dairy farm, Kirk Kardashian ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-242) and index
Contents
Down and out on the farm -- The first dairy farmers -- The control of American milk -- Milk gone wild -- The environment -- The workers -- The animals -- Monopoly money -- Grass-fed, free-range, streamline baby
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 253 p., [6] p. of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611683400
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
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895cbf2a-3083-4dd4-855c-c0895f5c222f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811963128
  • (OCoLC)ocn811963128
  • 970261
Label
Milk money : cash, cows, and the death of the American dairy farm, Kirk Kardashian ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-242) and index
Contents
Down and out on the farm -- The first dairy farmers -- The control of American milk -- Milk gone wild -- The environment -- The workers -- The animals -- Monopoly money -- Grass-fed, free-range, streamline baby
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 253 p., [6] p. of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611683400
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
895cbf2a-3083-4dd4-855c-c0895f5c222f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811963128
  • (OCoLC)ocn811963128
  • 970261

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