The National Post's Peter O'Neil quotes MLI's Brian Lee Crowley in an article about supply management. Crowley says, "The original intent of supply management was to protect family farms, but the intent and outcome are just worlds apart." He adds that the number of dairy farms has plunged 90% since the system was introduced, because larger producers with a guaranteed cash flow have an incentive to acquire quota - enough quota for a single cow is pegged at $28,000 - from smaller operations.
Crowley says, "We've seen the emergence of a quite privileged and very small class of farmers who have this special legal right to control the supply of what they produce, and therefore maintain a high price at the expense of consumers."
Click here to read the full article published on July 6, 2012.
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